IMPACT: 200 low-income families with infants (WIC Clinic at Wooddale Blvd.) and young children (EHS Glen Oaks and ARC Centers) will receive in-depth literacy and nutrition support and resources. An estimated 400 children at child care centers serving low-income families in the central and south central areas of Baton Rouge will receive small children’s libraries. 61,500 people with storytelling, free books and art activities at various community events (LA Book Festival, Preschool Palooza, AgMagic Story Time, Story Time at BurdenGardens, Story Time with Mrs. Claus, Read for the Record readings, and Dr. Seuss Birthday events)
This project strives to bring the joy of books to newborns and their parents. This LSU AgCenter program focuses on encouraging literacy within low-income families by providing books to WIC families and EBR Early Head Start programs. To support this program, JLBR volunteers will focus on three major tasks: public awareness activities (social marketing, developing public service announcements, etc.), core program activities (preparing and distributing books, information, story tapings, and small childcare center libraries to program participants), and community awareness activities (preparing and implementing story time/art activities at community events).