Saanich Community

Literacy Through Community

Supporting literacy in the Saanich Peninsula through a network of community partners, our process involves…

  • Identifying local needs and priorities, initiating actions to support literacy development
  • Linking groups and individuals to community literacy resources, programs and services
  • Collaborating with groups engaged in the provision of literacy programs and services to build on or enhance offerings
  • Mobilizing community resources that meet individual and collective literacy needs

Literacy Projects

Community Storywalks

Saanich Peninsula Literacy in partnership with a variety of community organizations is pleased to offer a variety of StoryWalks in the community during the summer months.

A StoryWalk is a free, innovative, way for families to enjoy stories in the outdoors. Pages from a children’s book are hung on a fence or mounted to stakes on the ground.  As you stroll along the path, you visit each page and enjoy the story in nature, with your family.

Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries are a great way to build community, inspire readers, and expand access to books for all ages. Saanich Peninsula Literacy has partnered with local municipalities and non-profit groups including the SHOAL Centre, to build, maintain and grow four Little Free Libraries on the Peninsula.

Central Saanich

Pioneer Park -7130 West Saanich Road

Children & Youth Little Free Library – in partnership with the Woodwyn Girl Guides.

North Saanich

Jubilee Park – 1377 Mills Road

All-Ages Little Free Library – in partnership with Sidney / North Saanich Library.


Wakefield Manor – 9924 3rd Street

All-Ages Little Free Library – in partnership with the Shoal Centre.

Task Group Membership

The Saanich Peninsula Literacy Task Group is comprised of community representatives committed to strengthening life-long literacy.

Because literacy is directly linked to the well-being and growth of individuals and communities, task group members recognize the importance of literacy as a community building tool and a strategy for supporting economic, social, health and educational goals.

If you would like to become a member of our Task Group, please contact our Literacy Outreach Coordinator