BCAA Child Passenger Safety Program provides information and resources to keep your children safe while travelling on BC roads. While we’ve paused on our in-person car seat information sessions and workshops, BCAA’s Child Passenger Safety Educators are still available to help with car seat questions and information on how to transport your children safely. Email firstname.lastname@example.org, call us at 1.877.247.5551 or check out our website for more information, including step-by-step car seat installation videos. Learn more at bcaa.com/carseatsafety.
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Vancouver Island Regional Library
Help your child get ready to read!
Parents and caregivers play an integral part in the development of children’s early literacy skills. The library offers a number of resources for parents and caregivers to help children develop language and pre-reading skills starting at birth.
Vancouver Island Regional Library is offering online programming for children during the COVID-19 pandemic:
Storytime - Families are encouraged to join the library’s Storytime Corner Facebook Group. New storytimes are posted at 10:30 AM every Monday and Friday. New Babytimes are posted every Tuesday at 10:30 AM.
Summer Reading Club – Children ages 0-12 years are welcome to sign up for Summer Reading Club. This year’s theme is “Explore Our Universe!” Families can register their children by visiting https://bcsrc.ca/ and find the complete event schedule at virl.bc.ca/summer-reading-club or on the library’s Virtual SRC 2020 Explore Our Universe! Facebook group.
Gabriola Island Library: 250-247-7878
Ladysmith Library: 250-245-2322
Nanaimo Harbourfront Library: 250-753-1154
Nanaimo Wellington Library: 250-758-5544
Nanaimo North Library: 250-933-BOOK (2665)
Vancouver Island University Foundation