Program Name: Books for All Kids
Award Amount: $43,200
Project Description: Books for All Kids ensures that children and youth from birth to age 14 have access to books that engage and interest them, both in their homes and community settings. This project will equip all 43 summer recreation and parks sites and 20 year-round child care centers with libraries of age-appropriate books. Books for All Kids will also use the Bookmobile and special parent nights to send books home with all participating children and families to create home libraries and offer family literacy activities that spread the joy of reading across generations.
Approximately 25,000 books have been distributed, 43 rec centers have been visited and 500 caregivers have been reached through family literacy events.