LOGS promotes literacy throughout our region through various programs.
The Lit Limo (Book Bus) brings free books to communities in the Hazelton area from Kispiox to Gitanyow. Tutoring is also made available for adult learners.
Book Bags for Babies: LOGS gives a book and a parenting pamphlet to each baby and toddler when they come to health clinics for immunizations. The community health nurses in Kispiox, Glen Vowell, Gitanmaax, Hagwilget, Gitwegukla, Gitwangak, Gitanyow, and Wrinch Memorial Hospital give these packages at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months, 12 months, 18 months, and 5 years. Funding comes from money-raising activities, grants, and donations from individuals and businesses. We appreciate the generosity of groups and and kindness of the nurses.
Christmas Gift of Literacy: Every year LOGS gathers financial donations from local businesses and governments to purchase brand new books for each preschool to Grade 7 student in Hazelton. The book collection is displayed at a place where classroom teachers have a chance to choose a book for each of their students. The books are then gift wrapped by a group of community volunteers at the annual Wrap and Rap event. During the last week of school before Christmas break, Santa and some of his helpers go to each classroom and give each student a gift wrapped book that has been selected based on his or her reading level and interests. This has been a very popular project for over 18 years.
Talk Around the Clock: This is a workshop style presentation for anyone who interacts with babies and children. It is based on research that draws a link between language skills and literacy. The premise is that if children have stronger language skills they will find it easier to access print. Children who are exposed to a rich language model will develop better language skills. Talk Around the Clock outlines ways in which caregivers can enrich their children’s language environments by: increasing the amount of language they model; giving children many chances to take turns in language interactions; and expanding on what their children say. These strategies are also effective in second language teaching. Strategies are applied to everyday family and child care situations.