Family Day this year takes place on Monday, February 21, and was originally created to give people time to spend with their families and reconnect. Many people plan and take part in activities aimed at the whole family. Some of these activities include watching movies, skating on ice rinks, playing board games and taking part in craft activities.

The Champlain Library will be closed on Family Day, but continues to offer Family Literacy activity books to help raise awareness about the importance of reading and engaging in literacy-related activities as a family. The kits were created to promote the Family Literacy Day theme of ‘Learning in the Great Outdoors’.

The activity books include 10 activity ideas to make outdoor time a fun family learning time. Some activities include going on an outdoor scavenger hunt, creating a nature journal, making art in snow and adopting a tree – to name but a few.

During the Champlain Carnival, join the library staff in the lobby of the Vankleek Hill arena every Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. for some fun activities. On Wednesday, February 16, ‘Let’s Talk Science Kits’ for children 6 years and older will be handed out. Each package is filled with all the materials you will need to create fun and innovative science experiments. On Wednesday, February 23, don’t forget to pick up your ‘Take and Make Craft Kit’ to do at home.

The Champlain Library offers a wonderful collection of books, magazines, movies, TV shows, Music CDs and more. These many resources are a great way to connect as a family. Why not make the best of it?

For more information, to sign up for any of these activities or to view the library’s collection, visit the Champlain Library’s website at, social media platforms or call 613-678-2216.