Charity Club donates to 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
The Charity Club, Inc., has donated $1,500 to the Fond du Lac Public Library’s early literacy program, 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten.
The program uses a multi-year approach to encourage parents to read to their children, the most-important activity in preparing children to learn to read. The program helps parents keep track of reading and provides incentives to keep parents motivated through the child’s preschool years. At each 100-book level, parents and children receive rewards such as free books and gift cards.
“The funds from The Charity Club will go a long way in providing the materials we need to keep 1,000 Books viable and attractive to area families,” said Children’s Coordinator Julia Cartwright. “We applaud the club’s support of literacy and early learning in their community.”
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten launched on January 21. Already several families have been recognized for reaching the first-100-books level. Parents can sign up at any time at the library’s Children’s Desk. They will receive a starter kit and instructions on how to participate.
Caption for photo: Browser the Fond du Lac Public Library mascot shares a favorite book with friends, from left, Jennifer Holzmann, president of The Charity Club, Inc.; Children's Services Librarian Alison Eckes; and Children's Library Assistant Gabriela Langholff.