To foster the joys of reading aloud, Traveling Books brings together volunteer readers, fifteen family day care providers affiliated with the Child Care Council of Chemung County, and children each month starting June 2011. FRPCV volunteers will read a story or two aloud to the children and will leave about 25 books to be read aloud during the month. The volunteer will return with a new batch of books a month later and every month thereafter.
Because each volunteer will visit the same home each month, the bond among the children, their care provider, and the volunteer should become stronger as they read, talk, and laugh together, strengthening their love of literacy as well.
A community effort, this program has been funded by the generosity of the Anderson Foundation and the Park Church and shaped by the generosity of children's librarians and teachers who donated their time and expertise, selecting and ordering the books and training the volunteers.