Children’s Book Readings!
Queens Read and Romp
Monday, January 26th Cancelled due to inclement weather. Check again soon for the new date.
Queens Hospital Center
(In the main lobby and Pediatric Clinic)
82-68 164th Street
Jamaica, NY 11432
Join us on January 26th at Queens Hospital Center for a Read and Romp children’s literacy event. Children will enjoy children’s book readings and arts and crafts. Guest readers include Queens-based children’s book makers Carla Torres (Larry and Friends), Reshma Sapre (Hathi Chiti Books). This reading highlights our collaboration with the South Jamaica Reads literacy network, and we’ll be joined by some of our SJR partners, including Literacy Inc., Queens Public Library, and JumpStart! The reading is free and open to the public.
Holiday Book Reading
December 3, 2014
Children’s book author, Lu Ann Schnable Kaldor and illustrator, Eve Gendron, joined us and Boriken Neighborhood Health Center for a special children’s book reading at PS 112 in East Harlem. PreK and Kindergarten students enjoyed a reading of Schnable and Gendron’s book, The Angels on My Tree, a holiday story with a message about the power of simple acts of kindness.
Early Literacy Awareness Week
August 10-16, 2014
Each August, we celebrate Early Literacy Awareness Week in conjunction with National Health Center Week. This is a time to encourage families to foster a love of reading in our youngest children and prepare them for success in school. Health centers around the region help us celebrate with children’s book readings by special guests to highlight the importance of books in the lives of young children.
We host literacy events for children and families periodically throughout the year. Check again soon for updates on future events!
Stay tuned for details about our upcoming Annual Benefit & Auction, planned for this Spring. As always, the event will include an evening of fine dining, literacy champion award presentations, and a fabulous silent auction. Please send any inquiries about the event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year, we hold meetings and conferences on current topics in the field of early literacy. Registration is free and open to the public.
Growing Healthy Readers
HALF-DAY LITERACY CONFERENCE
Thursday, October 30, 2014 8:00am – 12:30pm New York, NY
What do children need to thrive in their early years and read proficiently by third grade?
Growing Healthy Readers: Half-Day Literacy Conference brings together educators, researchers and children’s advocates to share strategies that help children reach their academic potential and excel in school and in life.Learn more and register