DEDICATED TO PRESERVING A HISTORIC LANDMARK DESIGNED BY RENOWNED ARCHITECT, JULIA MORGAN
WHAT IS RAISING A READER:
Raising a Reader is a national award-winning early childhood literacy program which helps families develop, practice and maintain home literacy routines.
The Raising a Reader program is managed locally by the SLO County Office of Education in pre-schools throughout our county, currently serving 45 sites providing preschool/early learning programs.
The Raising a Reader fund is held at and managed by The Community Foundation of SLO County.
Local donors (including The Monday Club) contribute to The Community Foundation, which then provides Raising a Reader funding to the County Office of Education.
HOW IT WORKS:
Raising a Reader in classrooms includes a teacher-parent meeting, introducing the families to the program and engaging them to support their child’s reading readiness and family “book cuddling,” creating brighter futures.
Additionally, the program provides ongoing support of literacy skill development, reinforced by topics such as healthy brain development, to participating teachers and families.
Raising a Reader book bags – containing 4 books – go home with each child every week, and are rotated each time so children and families see different books each week.
WHAT WE DO:
The Monday Club Raising a Reader Committee:
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
TMC LITTLE FREE LIBRARY
Little Free Library is a nationwide nonprofit organization. It shares a vision with Raising a Reader: supporting community, expanding book access, and inspiring readers by encouraging all visitors to "Take a Book, Share a Book."
The Monday Club's Little Free Library is located near our Andrews Street entrance, and is dedicated to Kelly Boland, a kindergarten teacher and lifelong lover of reading.
DONATE TO RAISING A READER
If you would like to make a donation to go directly to Raising a Reader, please fill use the form below, and choose Donation Category "Raising A Reader."
Thank you for your generosity! (The Monday Club Conservancy is a 501(c)3 Public Benefit Charitable Foundation, Tax ID 95-1679667.)