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Books Offer Our Kids Success - B.O.O.K.S. - consists of small group workshops for parents of preschool children focusing on reading, listening, talking and writing. Parents discuss and borrow children’s books and prepare crafts to share with their children. The program has been adapted to work with Aboriginal and immigrant organizations.

B.O.O.K.S. is funded by:
Alberta Advanced Education and Technology, Community Programs
Edmonton Community Adult Learning Association
Edmonton Journal, Raise-a-Reader

The Program:

  • Parents and a workshop leader meet weekly for 4-8 weeks
  • They read and share good quality children’s books
  • They talk about ideas and themes in books
  • They do crafts and writing activities around a story's theme
  • They write stories for their children
  • They take books home to share

The Benefits:

  • Parents and children read more together
  • Children develop language and early literacy skills
  • Families have fun sharing books
  • Parents gain skills and feel more confident helping their children
  • Parents’ interest grows in their own reading and writing

For more information on this program, please call 780.421.7323 or e-mail

11642 142 St NW  Edmonton AB  T5M 1V4
780.421.7323 | Fax 780.421.7324