Early Literacy

Join us for Jumpstart's "Read for the Record" 15th Anniversary!

Celebrate Jumpstart’s "Read for the Record" 15th anniversary on Thursday, October 29. This year's campaign book is "Evelyn Del Rey Is Moving Away" by Meg Medina. Read for the Record is a global movement to raise awareness around the importance of early literacy. Every year, Read for the Record, brings together millions of adults and children as they read the same book on the same day.

Worcester Honored As A Pacesetter For Early Literacy Work

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Kim Davenport

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Patrick Lowe

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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Recognizes Worcester as Exemplary


Diapers, Formula and Children's Books, the Essentials to a Strong Start

May 6th – Diapers, Formula and Children’s Books, the Essentials to a Strong Start.  Edward Street Child Services collected eight bags of children’s books from the Friends of Worcester Public Library’s annual book sale.  Edward Street then connected with Pernet Family Services to distribute the books.  Pernet will be distributing the children’s books to families with young children along with formula and diapers through their food pantry.  We are thrilled that these connections are getting books into the hands and homes of children and their families.

Author Jason Lefebreve visits Worcester to read his book Too Much Glue

On Saturday, October 24th, author Jason Lefebreve visited with children across Worcester and read his book Too Much Glue.  Jason traveled across the city to each One City, One Library location and shared an engaging and energizing presentation on how he thought of the idea for the book.  Following a book reading, children were invited to check out a copy of the book and make a mini glue suit, just like Matty!

World Smile Day Kickoff- October 1st, 2015

On October 1, 2015, City Manager Ed Augustus kicked off the celebration of World Smile Day and Fall into Reading month by reading Too Much Glue with preschool children who visited City Hall.  Charlie Ball, William Wallace, and Dianne Bruce shared the goal of World Smile Day and the importance of reading every day.

WSD 2015 launch at City Hall

On October 1, 2015, City Manager Ed Augustus kicked off the celebration of World Smile Day and Fall into Reading month by reading Too Much Glue with preschool children who visited City Hall.  Children enjoyed story time with Smiley. Moe Bergman delivered the Mayor's Proclamation for World Smile Day and Worcester Reads, October 2,2015. Throughout the morning, the message was clear Worcester Smiles. Worcester Reads.


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