September is Literacy Month, and First 5 Amador is launching a county-wide Literacy Campaign!

Our “Raising Readers Across Amador” Literacy Campaign will be kicking off this month, and will continue through June! The theme for our Campaign is based around “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” children’s book.

Please help us to raise early literacy awareness and improve reading scores across Amador County, by participating! All local families with children aged 0-5 are encouraged to read to their children for at least 20 minutes per day. For each book that you read, ask your child to color in a book on our Reading Log. At the first of every month, turn in your Reading Log(s) to First 5 Amador, and you will be entered into a drawing to win a raffle prize! The Reading Log is attached here, and will also be available to print out on our Facebook page, on our website (www.first5amador.com), or you can pick them up from our office at 975 Broadway, in Jackson.

In addition to the Reading Logs, we have several other exciting plans in the works! We will have a large thermometer mounted outside of our building through June, which will keep track of the amount of books being read all over the county. When you drive by, be sure to glance over at the thermometer, to check on our progress!

We will also be working to help keep the Little Free Libraries stocked with children’s books throughout the county. If you have children’s books that you’re looking to get rid of, we invite you to share them with the Little Free Libraries (map is attached) – “Take a Book, Leave a Book!” If you are a steward of one of these Little Free Libraries, we would like to ask that you help us in these efforts by keeping your Little Free Library stocked with children’s books, as well.

Be sure to “like” our Facebook page, and keep your eye on it over the next 10 months, where we will be regularly posting helpful tips and reminders about reading and early literacy. We will also keep you posted every month on new developments with this Literacy Campaign… along with updates on our thermometer’s progress!

For questions, please call us at 257-1092. Thank you for joining us in our efforts to raise early literacy awareness in Amador County!

 

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