The goal of the book shower is to gather books for the ELC’s Literacy Buddies Project. The purpose of the program is to put books into the hands and homes of Pre-K children who might not have access to books otherwise. The Literacy Buddies Program aims to help children develop early writing skills, encourages their parents to understand the value of reading and recognize the importance of talking with their children.
Guest speakers include: Lee Bennett Hopkins and Robin Gretz of the Early Learning Coalition. Lee Bennett Hopkins is a Guiness Book of World Records holder, anthologist, author of “Alphathoughts”
Books-A-Million at the Edison Mall is offering 20 percent off of all purchases made for the book shower and any books bought for ELC’s Literacy Buddies Program. In order to receive the discount, customers are encouraged to bring in their Literacy Buddies letter or let the cashier know that the purchase will be donated at the Trinity Lutheran Church book shower.
The event is free for all and lunch will be provided. All attendants will have the opportunity to become a literacy buddy if they choose. The event is sponsored by Trinity School and the Trinity Board of Family Ministry. For more information or to reserve your spot please contact Trinity Lutheran Church at specialneeds@
ABOUT THE EARLY LEARNING COALITION
The Early Learning Coalition of Southwest Florida exists to enhance the quality of children's lives by providing families, early childhood educators, care-givers and community partners in Collier, Glades, Hendry and Lee Counties, with opportunities to positively impact the future. For details on our many services or to donate, please visit http://www.elcofswfl.org or call (239) 267-4105. For more information regarding Literacy Buddies please visit http://www.elcofswfl.org/
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We serve the families of Collier, Glades Hendry and Lee Counties. It is our goal to make certain that children ages birth to five and beyond, have access to high quality early education experiences to cultivate their natural enthusiasm for learning.