Literacy Month

Unravel mysteries through reading at Camana Bay this September in honour of International Literacy Day!
Join us for an exciting month of family-friendly events, activities, special offers and community initiatives.

Story Time with Local Authors

September 1-29
Saturdays 10:30 a.m., Books & Books (ages 2-7)
Each week will feature a live reading to different children’s books from a local author. Story Times are free and open to the public. Local authors and books will include:

September 1: Alphabet Island by Kate Ure
September 8: Pedro and the Treasure Map by Erin Connelly
September 15: The Great Caribbean Chicken Caper by Faye Lippitt
September 29: H is for Heritage by Karen Chin (EK Jasmin)

Saturday, September 22
4 p.m., Books & Books (ages 2-7)
Join local author, Kathleen Bodden-Harris, for a book signing from Quest on a Marl Road.

Advent Calendar Competition

All September
10 a.m-7 p.m., Books & Books
Pick up an entry form at Books & Books and tell us your what your favourite book is and why to be entered to win the chance to open an advent calendar door.

Photo Opportunities

Take a photo with our giant “READ” sign located on The Rise, the pedestrian footpath connecting West Bay Road to Camana Bay. Share it on Facebook or Instagram using #CamanaBay to automatically enter to win fantastic weekly prizes.

Get Creative

Click here to download our kids’ activity sheets. These are also available at our restaurants.

Support Literacy

Purchase your favourite mystery-themed books at Books & Books during September and we will make a donation to local literacy charity LIFE. Click here to learn about their mission and programmes.



LIFE is in need of enthusiastic volunteers to donate 30 minutes of time, once a week, to help children read. LIFE Paired Reading Programme volunteers work with children in Key Phase 1 in all public schools by having children practicing reading to the adult volunteers. Contact [email protected] to register. (A valid police clearance from within the past three years is required.)


Book Donation

In celebration of Literacy Month, Camana Bay will donate a set of books to LIFE.