The Youth Department will release their newly-updated 100 Books Every Child Should Hear Before Starting School during a Read-a-thon on Saturday, March 8th. Staff and community members will try to read all 100 books on the list between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. that day. All children who attend and listen to at least 1 story will receive a free cookie courtesy of Heartland Marketplace. Crafts will also be available. Parents and caregivers of young kids who would like to read can sign up at the Youth Services Desk or call 734-326-6123.
Information and initial lists for our 1000 Books initiative will also be available starting Saturday, 3/8. Come hear more about this great program aimed at increasing early literacy among our kids.