Raising A Reader is an evidence based early literacy and family engagement program for children 0 to 5 years that helps families develop healthy brain development, healthy relationships, a love of reading, book sharing routines with their child, and the literacy skills critical for kindergarten success.
In collaboration with Colusa First 5 and AmeriCorps, the library has completed the program at Arbuckle, Williams, and Grimes. It was a successful 10 week program. At the end of the program was a graduation, in which all enrolled children received their certificates, wore their Raising A Reader caps and received a monkey book bag with a free book. Refreshments were served.
Graduation at Arbuckle was May 12, 2015, Williams May 13, 2015 and Grimes May 27, 2015.