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Barnes & Noble Book Fairs Helping Local Children With Literacy
Early Learning Coalition Partners with Barnes & Noble Bookstores to Host Book Fairs
The Fort Myers, Naples and Coconut Point Barnes & Noble locations will be participating both in store and online at http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
In Fort Myers and Coconut Point the fair will be from 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. and Naples from 1 p.m. - 8 p.m. The day will include storytelling, face painting, cupcake decorating complete with sprinkle station, musical performances, and celebrity story time. This fun-filled event will provide a percentage of the store and online sales to benefit the Early Learning Coalition’s Literacy Buddy Program initiatives.
ABOUT LITERACY BUDDIES PROGRAM
In existence for two years, the purpose of Literacy Buddies is to help young, pre-school aged children develop and excel in literacy. In the past year 1,100 children were matched with Literacy Buddies, who participate by sending three series of letters and books to a designated youngster. There are currently 2,000 children ready for matching. For more information on the Literacy Buddies initiative or to download an application, please visit http://www.elcofswfl.org/
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.