Adventures in Early Literacy

Such a crucial step in our kids' lives.

Adventures in Early Literacy

Fun with Literacy - Choose Your Own Adventure!

Whether it is in person or on-the-go, Adventures in Early Literacy offers fun, unique, engaging and free literacy programs and experiences for the whole family.

Tanya Reid

Tanya Reid

Adventures in Storytime

Adventures in Storytime An 8-week in-person class geared to children ages 3-5 along with their families and caregivers.

Each week, a new book and its theme are celebrated and explored via songs, hands-on activities, crafts, and gross motor play.

Adventures in Storytime is an extremely fun and popular class designed to foster family and community connections as well as a life-long love of reading!

Storybook Walk

Storybook WalkIn February of 2021, with the help of the Rotary Club of Ladysmith, Ladysmith and District Credit Union and the Town of Ladysmith, Adventures in Early Literacy was able to create a Storybook Walk at Brown Drive/Kinsmen Park.

It has since become a treasured destination for many families, schools and various organizations looking to get outside and read a book at the same time. Every two weeks, a new book along with engaging questions and physical literacy prompts are spread out over 20 signs along a meandering trail through the park for readers to enjoy.

This free, self-guided experience runs year-round, rain, snow or shine.

Throughout the year, exciting and worthwhile special events are held at the park where a variety of community organizations come together to celebrate literacy.

Holiday Storybook Walk

Holiday Storybook WalkEach December a fun, festive and illuminated Holiday Storybook Walk is spread out along First Ave in downtown Ladysmith.

In partnership with the Festival of Lights and thanks to the hard work and talents of the Ladysmith High School art students and other local volunteers, the Holiday Storybook Walk is a remarkable sight!

Approximately 20 illuminated, hand-painted, life-size Christmas-themed characters hold the pages of a story for readers to enjoy, day or night! This free, self-guided experience has turned into an exciting holiday tradition attracting readers from far and wide.

Pop-Up Storybook Walk

Pop-Up Storybook WalkThroughout the year, Adventures in Early Literacy teams up with organizations around town to create Pop-up Storybook Walks. By using coroplast signs and laminated story pages, the walk can be put up almost anywhere and can withstand the elements for a short period of time. The Pop-up Storybook Walks have appeared at the Ladysmith Museum, the marina and Transfer Beach. If you would like to have a Pop-Up Storybook Walk come to your school, daycare, organization or event, please see contact details below.

For the latest books on display at Brown Drive/Kinsmen Park and to stay in the loop for upcoming events around town, join the Ladysmith Storybook Walk Group on Facebook. To sponsor a book, be part of a special event, and all other inquiries, email

Adventures in Early Literacy

The Storybook Walk is an initiative of the LRCA’s Adventures in Early Literacy program. New for 2022, books will be selected bi-monthly and installed on Tuesdays. Join the Ladysmith Storybook Walk Facebook Group to learn about upcoming books, contests, special events and more!


Adventures in Early Literacy relies on the hard work of volunteers and from the generosity of sponsors to continually create unique literacy experiences for the community. We are grateful to the following sponsors who have supported us:

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The LRCA relies on your generous donations to continue to offer our programs and services FREE of charge to the community.

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About Us

It all began early in 1992 at a meeting of the Ladysmith Inter-Agency Liaison Committee, a group of representatives from the government-mandated agencies formed in the early 1970s to maximize cooperation among the agencies while minimizing the duplication of services.

In 1992, this group pooled some of their own money and decided to form a non-profit association to try to deal with these recurring situations. This became the foundation of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.

Read more about our history HERE (PDF).