The Literacy Quesnel Society will be celebrating a galaxy far, far away.
Free children’s Star Wars books and activity sheets will be available this afternoon, May 4, at the Quesnel & District Child Development Centre to mark the unofficial holiday known by Star Wars fans as May the Fourth.
The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted literacy at all levels, said executive director Rebecca Beuschel.
“The key to effectively facilitate literacy programming and learning for people that need it is really being able to do it in person, so a lot of in-person activities have either had to be curbed in some way or even stopped in some cases,” she said.
“We’ve done what we can to keep literacy activities going and accessible, but it’s definitely been another layer of thinking about how we can get these activities to people with the restrictions.”
The COVID-friendly celebration from 2 to 4 p.m. will nurture young readers with free-of-cost Star Wars reading materials and activities for them to take home to enjoy.
Beyond May the Fourth, the Literacy Quesnel Society has also launched its newest StoryWalk on Quesnel’s Riverfront Trail featuring the first book of local author and elementary school principal Angelina Gauthier.