The North Vancouver School District Back-to-School Plan: September 2020
Created in partnership with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, the Métis Nation, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and Indspire.
Online animated, talking picture books, ebooks and audiobooks available for all ages.



Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the PREPARE program is currently cancelled. Please check out our calendar and YouTube channel for our virtual programming.

What is PREPARE?

PREPARE is a literacy-based program that provides children and their parents/caregivers with six core literacy skills for kindergarten readiness:

  • Print Motivation (I like books)
  • Phonological Awareness (I hear words)
  • Vocabulary (I know words)
  • Narrative Skills (I can tell a story)
  • Print Awareness (I see words)
  • Letter Knowledge (I know letters)

What ages is the program for?

Babies: One parent/caregiver together with a 12 to 24-month-old child.

Toddlers: One parent/caregiver together with a 24 to 36-month-old child.

Preschoolers: One parent/caregiver together with a 3 to 5-year- old child.

Who can participate?

Note that PREPARE is limited to one child per parent/caregiver present. Due to the nature of this program, siblings are unable to attend.


We meet in the children’s program room.

Your Responsibility

A commitment to attend ALL sessions, to return your LitKit before class each week and to call or e-mail before class if you are unable to attend. Please bring your library card (in good standing) with you to the first session so that you can check out your LitKit.

What is a LitKit?

A LitKit is a kit that will help your family put into practice the skills they learn in PREPARE. The kits contain six books, a booklet of rhymes and one other item. Each week, your family can sign out one LitKit after class.  The LitKits must be returned before class each week so they can be made available for the next family to use.

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