Raising A Reader is a book lending program that engages parents in a routine of daily “book cuddling” and reading aloud with their children from birth to age five. Each week, participants receive a child-sized red bag filled with developmentally and culturally appropriate books. The child’s excitement about receiving a new set of books each week helps drive the program. A DVD is included with the bag for the parents to view that explains the program and how it works. When the program ends, each child “graduates” and receives a new, blue book bag to keep and bring with them to the library. Words Alive is the only San Diego affiliate and is piloting this proven program over the upcoming year as part of a strategic partnership with the County of San Diego and its East County partners.
Words Alive is currently developing an interest list for this program. If you would like your site added to the list, please contact us at (858) 274-9673 or click here to e-mail us.