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Story last updated at 4:18 PM on Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Grant promotes literacy




Best Beginnings Homer and the Homer Public Library would like to thank the David and Mary Schroer Fund of the Homer Foundation for their support in funding our Language and Literacy Outreach Project. This grant will allow library staff to provide outreach storyhour programs in three locations where parents have difficulty in attending the programs offered in Homer.

Storyhour programs are effective in developing early literacy skills, modeling positive literacy behaviors for both adults and children, and creating opportunities for social networking for parents and caregivers.

Starting in January, the library staff will go to Haven House women's shelter, Razdolna school and the McNeil fire hall to provide a weekly or bi-weekly storyhour program. In Razdolna, the library staff also will bring books for check out.

We appreciate the Schroer Fund's support of early childhood education in our community.

Bonnie Betley

Best Beginnings Homer

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