Children had a chance to put down their electronics and pick up a book Sunday.
The 12th annual Family Fest took place Jan.28 at the Gibraltar Room and provided a number of learning opportunities for children and their parents.
The free, community event was put on by the Cariboo Chilcotin Partners for Literacy and aimed to raise awareness about the importance of literacy and early childhood development.
Remote control cars, puppet shows, story telling, crafts, games and much more filled the space at the Gibraltar Room, and free food with something for the entire family to enjoy was provided for attendees.
The event was put on with support from members of the Early Childhood Development Network and sponsorship from Success by 6 and Children First.
The Child Development Centre hosted the free remote control car demonstrations, while the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society taught kids all about waste wise worms and composting.
Daybreak Rotary, meanwhile, provided a well-stocked book swap table where children could choose a free book, or swap one of their books with another one.
The event saw plenty of people take advantage of the event, and take a moment to improve early literacy skills and enjoy themselves.