Monday, September 14, 2009

Signup for C.A.R.E. Kit service!

Do you provide child care to children (kindergarten-aged and younger)? If so, the library has a free literacy program just for you!
C.A.R.E. Kits: Children Are Reading Everywhere
Outreach Library Service for Family Childcare

To participate in this free rotating "book bag" program, a family childcare provider has to be:
* Residing in Benton County Library Service District
* Caring for 3 or more children who are NOT yet attending 1st grade (kindergarten or younger)
* Able to or is currently taking care of children from families receiving childcare help through the state.

Participants will receive:

* An initial visit from the Early Literacy Coordinator
* A bag of children's picture books along with other literacy materials that will be rotated out every month
* Free pick up and exchange of book bags
* Storytime visits for children
* Early literacy information

This early literacy program is made possible through an Oregon State Library Ready to Read Grant and the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

Questions? Ready to sign up? Please contact Peik-Kuan Lim, Early Literacy Coordinator, Corvallis-Benton County Public Library at 541-766-6481 or email

For more information for childcare providers, see .

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