Celebrate Family Literacy Week with Castlegar Library

In celebration of Family Literacy Week, the library will be holding several events on Saturday, Jan. 23.

The Castlegar and District Public Library is the place to be on Saturday, Jan. 23.

In celebration of Family Literacy Week, the library is not only having it’s winter book sale, but will also be holding a Living Library and will have the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBACL) in the house.

The winter book sale is being held by the Friends of the Library and there will be a preview for members of the Friends on Friday, Jan. 22, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. The regular sale will being on Saturday at 10 a.m., and will continue on Sunday and Monday morning.

All books sales are by donation.

The Living Library will go from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m.

“People can come check out a variety of experts in half hour time slots,” explains Laura Zaytsoff, librarian. “We have a writer, a bee keeper, a youth program coordinator, a seniors services program coordinator and someone from the West Kootenay Infant Development Program.”

People can ask specific questions or just have a casual conversation with the expert.

Those who check out a “living book” will be entered to win a $20 Kootenay Gallery gift card.

The CBAL event is also from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

The event will include story time and crafts, and last year they had a selfie-booth, which could make another appearance.

There will also be a consultant in the library on Saturday. Anyone who didn’t have the chance to fill out the library’s community survey can still give their input by coming in and speaking with Val Mayes who will have a table set up.