Early Literacy Awareness Week took place the week of August 15 and Reach Out and Read of Greater New York staff and program sites participated and aided in the effort to build awareness around the importance of early literacy.
ROR GNY, along with some of our most enthusiastic and active program sites, participated in events throughout the week.
On August 17, an Early Literacy Awareness Week event was held at St. Barnabas Hospital, a site while serves over 1600 children each year. Medical providers and staff read aloud to children, and provided books for all ages for them to take home. The New York Public Library also provided activities for the children.
On August 18, an Early Literacy Awareness Week event was also held at Plaza del Sol Family Health Center in Corona, Queens. Over 40 children in the health center attended and heard read-alouds from site staff and Luba Margai from Reach Out and Read of Greater New York’s main office. Children were also able to take home balloon animals, and “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” activities. Queens Library also provided materials and resources for families.