Literacy Matters Abbotsford


Literacy Matters Abbotsford is Abbotsford’s community literacy network. This is a membership of many organizations and programs including the Fraser Valley Regional Library, Abbotsford Community Services, University of the Fraser Valley, and Abbotsford School District to name a few. Literacy Matters Abbotsford is funded by Decoda, through the Ministry of Municipal Affairs  (see Decoda for more information). The goal of Literacy Matters Abbotsford is to connect literacy services to individuals; to connect services to each other; and to address the literacy gaps in Abbotsford. 


Visit our Home Page regularly to learn new about our programs, community involvement and upcoming events below!

We're Hiring

The application deadline has now passed for the Literacy Outreach Coordinator position.

Year to Prepare - Emergency Preparedness

Join us on June 12th for Emergency Preparedness with Kelly Pater, Emergency Preparedness Advisor and Abbotsford Fire and Rescue Service.

Come and hear the easy steps your can take to ensure you are prepared for any emergency.

June 12, 2024 at the MCA (32315 South Fraser Way, Abbotsford 1st Floor Auditorium) starting at 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. (doors open 9:30 a.m.).

Topics of discussion will include:

- know the hazards

- develop your plan

- 'grab-and-go' bag

- extreme weather preparedness and so much more!

To register please email:

Abbotsford Family Literacy Day 2024

Let's have a family party!  Saturday, January 27th, 2024 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us for a pancake breakfast from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at UFV Clearbrook Centre followed by Norden the Magician at 11:15 a.m. at the Clearbrook Library, meanwhile, collage postcards with artist, Manisha Ramlu is from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Reach Gallery Museum. At 1 p.m. ACT will host a live storywalk at Clearbrook Library.

Enjoy free crafts, treats and prizes. There will be activities for all - kids, teens and adults!

We look forward to seeing you and your family!

Read What You Love Challenge

Join the Annual Community Reading Challenge starting January 28th, 2024 by tracking your daily reading and you could win a prize! More details below.  Please download or print your Reading Log for the challenge by clicking here.

Reading Buddies Volunteer Registration OPEN

Please visit our Volunteers page to register for our Reading Buddies program, under Reading Buddies / Volunteer Application Forms (mid-page). Reading Buddies is a program of Literacy Matters Abbotsford, Abbotsford’s community literacy network. This program supports children in grades 1 to 5 who are working to improve their reading.

Big Buddy volunteers are matched with Little Buddies for a one-on-one weekly session at the library. Within the one hour sessions, Little Buddies discover the joy and fun of reading while building their confidence; Big Buddies act as mentors while fostering a love of books in the children.

Follow our new Instagram account @readingbuddiesabby to be in touch with our Reading Buddies Coordinator, Monique

Thank You Starbucks!

Starbucks collects gently used children's books from November 25th to December 11th and then donates them to us.  In 2023, we got over 7 boxes of books to share in the community.  Thank you Starbucks!