Outreach to Child Care supports opportunities for children to be exposed to the magic of books and the joy of reading.
This program, partially supported by the Foundation, can help give children a lifelong advantage by developing a love for books and reading. It helps to brighten and enhance the early literacy skills of hundreds of children throughout our community.
Outreach to Child Care is a free book delivery service offered by Jackson County Library Services to child care sites that care for four or more preschool children on a full-time basis. Library staff and volunteers deliver bags filled with age-appropriate books to child care homes and centers each month. Providers can also request bags with special content, such as Spanish-language theme books, board books for babies, or CDs. Library staff can even provide a storytime or family literacy program.
As part of Summer Reading on the Road, each child was able to choose a book to read and take home with them. Made possible in part by funds from our Carolyn and Lou Hannum Memorial Fund.