Spreading our Passion for Literacy Through Read Alouds
Link to Libraries offers read aloud programs throughout Western Massachusetts and Connecticut, including Holyoke, Chicopee, Springfield, Greenfield, and Hartford. Children receive a new book each time their LTL reader comes to the classroom. Readers attend a LTL Readers Workshop with Dr. Jennifer Stratton, Ph.D. At present Link to Libraries has over 100 readers and is always open to new partners in the community.
Reading to the Homer Street School students is a highlight in my calendar. It's rewarding to see them every month and share the generous gift of giving them books from LTL. You should see their smiling faces when they are presented with new and exciting books to read - and they also enjoy our reading time together. It's an honor to be part of such an outstanding organization making a major difference in so many young lives.
Every Tuesday at 10:30 in the Eastfield Mall food court, LTL and the Eastfield Mall marketing department work together to hold a Read Aloud and Craft program for toddlers. LTL and mall employee volunteers alternate reading each week (except during the summer), and it's wonderful to see these little ones with their families/caregivers enjoying our program together!
Rediker Software - Hampden, MA
It is so rewarding to excite preschoolers by reading aloud to them and to watch how they ever so carefully select a brand new book to take home to add to their personal library.
Reader at Metcalf Preschool - Holyoke, MA