family reading

Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley

provides books and literacy outreach programs to children and their families.
We commit ourselves to fostering a community in which all people experience
the joy of reading as part of everyday life.

Our programs bring reading into the lives of children and families from infancy
through school years. Join our quest to build a community of life-long learners.


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Students Laela and Ali asked to hold a book drive at their school. They then created a flyer to send home to all of the students, placed a sign (they made) in the hallway and counted books as they came in. With help from their teacher Kelly Wolf, Laela and Ali delivered 590 books to Arnot Health that staff members gladly accepted. Arnot employees then shared the books with patients and distributed them among the Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley Bright Red Bookshelves throughout the hospital.
Thank you, Laela, Ali, Kelly and those who donated gently-used books!
PROGRAMS

Books at Birth
Traveling Books
Traveling Bright Red Bookshelf
Bright Red Bookshelf
Reach Out and Read
Read for the Record
BOOKFEST
Banners around Town
Literary Links
Speakers Bureau

"A Book on Every Bed" is an activity the Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley is promoting to encourage family literacy. Giving books is an exciting way to mark special days for family members. Those special days can be birthdays, the first day of school, days that mark special achievements, holidays such as Valentine's Day--or just a day to say "I am thinking of you." A book on every bed requires only a simple gesture. As gift givers, readers choose and wrap books that would mark holidays or special days for receivers--especially children--then place them on receivers' beds to greet them as their special days begin, ideally on multiple occasions throughout the year!

Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley ... Joining books and children

Family Reading Partnership of Chemung Valley
P.O. Box 3493
Elmira, New York 14905
1-607-329-5675
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