Literacy Month

September is Literacy Month and at Camana Bay we are Wild About Reading! Celebrate Literacy Month with family-friendly events, activities and community initiatives all in the Town Centre where life blossoms – at Camana Bay!

Story Time with Local Authors

1-30 September
Saturdays 10:30 a.m.
Books & Books (ages 0-7)

Don’t miss out on weekly Story Times with storybook authors from the Cayman Islands! Each week, there will be free live story readings and book signings with different local authors who will read their children’s book.

Local authors and books will include:

Saturday, 7 September:
Pedro and the Treasure Map and Georgie and the Stingray City by Erin Connelly
Saturday, 14 September:
Quest on a Marl Road by Kathleen Bodden-Harris
Saturday, 21 September:
Alphabet Island by Kate Ure
Saturday, 28 September:
The Great Caribbean Chicken Caper by Faye Lippett

Advent Calendar Competition

All September
10 a.m-6 p.m.
Books & Books

Stop by Books & Books to get your submission form and tell us what your favourite book is and why to be entered to win the chance to open an advent calendar door at Books & Books during the holiday season. Open to children ages six to 16.

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 have your photo featured as photo of the week and possibly on our Instagram wall in the Visitor Centre!

LIFE Book Drive

All month long, donate your favourite childhood books to the drop box located at Mailboxes Etc. Books will be given to children in need through the non-profit organisation, LIFE. Gently used or new books welcomed.

Volunteer

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.)