Reach a Reader campaign makes a difference in Nakusp

Are you interested in attending a literacy program in your community?

Black Press and the Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy collected donations for the third annual Reach a Reader. By making a donation to this campaign, you are supporting literacy programs in your community. Thank you for making the difference.

The Columbia Basin Alliance for Literacy (CBAL) is the Columbia Basin and Boundary region not-for-profit literacy organization. CBAL programs support seniors, adults, families, youth and children of all ages improve English, reading, writing, numeracy, computer and workplace skills.

In Nakusp and surrounding areas, family literacy programs aim to provide parents and caregivers with the skills needed to support their children’s literacy development. Parent-child Mother Goose is a program for babies and toddlers that encourage early language development. Rhymes, songs, finger-plays and stories are taught to parents and children over a period of several weeks.

As well, CBAL offers a number of adult literacy programs that provide adult learners with the tools and skills needed to be successful in the modern world. Free computer classes are offered to seniors to learn computer basics, how to use Facebook, photo editing and more.

Are you interested in attending a literacy program in your community? To learn more about our programs, please visit or contact Lisa Bjarnason, Community Literacy Coordinator- Nakusp at or 250-265-3736.