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Celebrate the Gruffalo’s birthday in Vernon

Family Literacy Week is being celebrated with a Gruffalo Party!
A Gruffalo celebration takes place Jan. 27 at the Vernon Library. (Contributed)

It’s some gruffy’s birthday!

This year marks 25 years of The Gruffalo, a beloved children’s book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.

The Literacy Society and the Okanagan Regional Library have teamed up to celebrate The Gruffalo anniversary, which coincides with the 25th year of Family Literacy Day.

The party takes place Saturday, Jan. 27, at the Vernon library.

The morning starts with Story Time at 10:30 a.m. with youth services librarian Stephanie Thoreson taking families and their tots on a Gruffalo Story Walk.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., all families are welcome to come and take the story walk, participate in activities, and even meet a Gruffalo (maybe they are real?). There are book prizes to win and treats to enjoy, all at no charge.

“Literacy and learning can be fun for the whole family,” said Wendy Aasen, Literacy Society outreach coordinator.

“And who doesn’t love The Gruffalo?”

Jennifer Smith

About the Author: Jennifer Smith

Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
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