This year, one of our returning AmeriCorps Vistas, Kelsey Davidson, had a great idea:
“Let’s take a few kids to the library each day from the Centers. I’ll be responsible for doing it!”
It seemed like such an obvious, simple idea. Why hadn’t we thought of it before?
So, at the beginning of the week, she has kids sign up for their library day. Then, each day she takes a group of 3-4 kids, and a leader from Park Center does the same. They spend time at the library just reading with the kids, and then they can check out a couple books to keep at the Centers.
The consistency of these little library trips has amounted to a great things!
The kids are excited about books – and along the way, they are working on their reading skills and learning new subject matter. They are practicing putting the books away in the designated place at the Centers and taking care of them. Not to mention, they get to have some special time away with positive role models, surrounded by books!