Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Monrovia Library :: Community Feud Literacy Fundraiser :: Feb 26

Community Feud :: Monrovia Library
2017 Team Up! Dream Up! for Literacy Event
February 26  :: 1pm

A fun filled afternoon of team competition in a game show format with silent and live auctions! All proceeds benefit the Monrovia Public Library Literacy Services Program.

The annual Literacy Fundraiser helps raise thousands of dollars each year for programs designed to teach adults to read and to capture the imagination of our young readers.  Donations from previous fundraisers have been used to establish a Makerspace to build technology literacy skills, a curated collection of materials for adults learning how to read, America Learns software that supports literacy tutors with lesson plans and teaching strategies, as well as iPads and apps for those struggling with learning disabilities.

The Monrovia Public Library Literacy program was created to serve all ages. It builds early literacy skills with storytimes, Barks & Books for reluctant readers, and the Summer Reading Program that ensures children, teens, and adults keep reading over the summer months.  Teens, many of whom are active on our Teen Advisory Board, share their love of reading with younger kids at readers’ theaters performances throughout the year. For our adults, we offer one-on-one tutoring, Culture and Conversation classes, financial and health literacy workshops, GED prep, citizenship coaches, and job skills building both in-person and online.

The Literacy Program transforms lives by ensuring that everyone can experience the joys of reading and lifelong learning.

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