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!

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:

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 to all the staff at 

"The Bookman"!

The Bookman generously donated several gently used children’s books for distribution in the community.  As we, here at Literacy Matters Abbotsford work to support and enhance literacy and learning in our community, we are grateful for supportive corporate partners like The Bookman.  Every book makes a welcome addition to a child’s library and nurtures that child’s love of reading.  Thank you to the wonderful staff at The Bookman.  Your generosity is most appreciated.