Raising a Reader

Families gathered around in a circle for storytime with our Home Visitor during the Family Literacy Party event.

On January 29, the ParentChild+ (South King County) program hosted its first Family Literacy Party in partnership with King County Library System’s Raising a Reader program. Four families attended the event with their children. They listened to a story called “Sali de Paseo” read in Spanish by our Home Visitor. Afterward, the Early Learning/Outreach Librarian provided arts and crafts to engage the children with a hands-on activity. One mother commented, “I felt good coming to this [event] because now I feel a connection to the other families in this program.” Before the event ended, the ParentChild+ program staff provided information on library resources to families. Another parent said, “I liked this party because [her daughter], Isabel, had the opportunity to play with other kids.”