THE LITTLE BOOKSHELF PROGRAM
and our partnership with Junior
League of Baton Rouge
The Little Bookshelf Program is about
encouraging parents to read to children.
Our core program provides low income families with a newborn
12 free books to support them in reading to their baby from b...
We serve dads!

We serve moms!
More dads!

And more moms!
We have served
hundreds of families!

All receiving books to read to
their babies during infancy!
In addition to providing
free books to low-income
families, we have work
together to promote early
literacy through readin...
We have done this…

…at LSU AgCenter’s AgMagic

…and at Storytime at Burden

…in several of its gardens!
We have even dressed up
in costume on occasion to
make it more fun for the
kids!
You might ask,
how did this happen?
Well, let me tell you a story!
Once upon a time
there was a partnership…

…between the
Junior League of Baton Rouge
and LSU AgCenter’s
Little Bookshelf P...
A partnership for over 4 years!

Providing books to parents to read to

The partners encourage early literacy!

their chil...
THE PARTNERS WORK TOGETHER TO
PROMOTE EARLY LITERACY
IN OUR COMMUNITY
We prepare lots of book to distribute to
low-income families with newborns!
Books, books & more books!
Tens of thousands of books!
We have training meetings!
And we have planning meetings!
And more
planning meetings!
We promote literacy at
many special
community events!
At the LSU Preschool Lab…

At Dr. Seuss birthday events at EHS

…and at LSU AgCenter’s AgMagic

and taping public service ...
At LA Book Festival!

At Burden Center Garden Fest!
One of our most recent endeavors!
Lots of fun!
Lots and lots of fun!
With crafts…

…and local a celebrity storyteller…

…and stories for kids

…and more crafts for kids!
Some of the
books we
read
included…
The crafts
ranged from
ladybugs…

To Lorax
puppets

To
butterflies!

To crowns!
The sandwich board costumes we made were such fun
for readings of The Very Hungry Caterpillar
and Ladybug Girl and the Bug...
The costumes were a hit!
Another new activity for us this year was
setting up reading corners at eleven classrooms
at the YWCA Early Head Start ARC...
We are so
proud…

…of our
reading
corners at
Early Head
Start
Centers!
We are having such…

…rewarding experiences!
But the most important
aspect of the partnership
is getting those free books
to children whose families
might not otherwis...
Because its about helping parents
help their kids to be literate ever after!
THE END
With many thanks to our
great partner – The Junior
League
of Baton Rouge!
Presented by

Dr. Rebecca White

Professor and
Program Director for The Little Bookshelf Program

For more information vis...
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The Little Bookshelf Program and Our Partnership with Junior League of Baton Rouge

  1. 1. THE LITTLE BOOKSHELF PROGRAM and our partnership with Junior League of Baton Rouge
  2. 2. The Little Bookshelf Program is about encouraging parents to read to children.
  3. 3. Our core program provides low income families with a newborn 12 free books to support them in reading to their baby from birth.
  4. 4. We serve dads! We serve moms!
  5. 5. More dads! And more moms!
  6. 6. We have served hundreds of families! All receiving books to read to their babies during infancy!
  7. 7. In addition to providing free books to low-income families, we have work together to promote early literacy through reading to children!
  8. 8. We have done this… …at LSU AgCenter’s AgMagic …and at Storytime at Burden …in several of its gardens!
  9. 9. We have even dressed up in costume on occasion to make it more fun for the kids!
  10. 10. You might ask, how did this happen?
  11. 11. Well, let me tell you a story!
  12. 12. Once upon a time there was a partnership… …between the Junior League of Baton Rouge and LSU AgCenter’s Little Bookshelf Program!
  13. 13. A partnership for over 4 years! Providing books to parents to read to The partners encourage early literacy! their children as well as tips about reading!
  14. 14. THE PARTNERS WORK TOGETHER TO PROMOTE EARLY LITERACY IN OUR COMMUNITY
  15. 15. We prepare lots of book to distribute to low-income families with newborns!
  16. 16. Books, books & more books! Tens of thousands of books!
  17. 17. We have training meetings!
  18. 18. And we have planning meetings!
  19. 19. And more planning meetings!
  20. 20. We promote literacy at many special community events!
  21. 21. At the LSU Preschool Lab… At Dr. Seuss birthday events at EHS …and at LSU AgCenter’s AgMagic and taping public service announcements
  22. 22. At LA Book Festival! At Burden Center Garden Fest!
  23. 23. One of our most recent endeavors!
  24. 24. Lots of fun!
  25. 25. Lots and lots of fun!
  26. 26. With crafts… …and local a celebrity storyteller… …and stories for kids …and more crafts for kids!
  27. 27. Some of the books we read included…
  28. 28. The crafts ranged from ladybugs… To Lorax puppets To butterflies! To crowns!
  29. 29. The sandwich board costumes we made were such fun for readings of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad books!
  30. 30. The costumes were a hit!
  31. 31. Another new activity for us this year was setting up reading corners at eleven classrooms at the YWCA Early Head Start ARC and Glen Oaks Centers
  32. 32. We are so proud… …of our reading corners at Early Head Start Centers!
  33. 33. We are having such… …rewarding experiences!
  34. 34. But the most important aspect of the partnership is getting those free books to children whose families might not otherwise be able to afford them!
  35. 35. Because its about helping parents help their kids to be literate ever after!
  36. 36. THE END
  37. 37. With many thanks to our great partner – The Junior League of Baton Rouge!
  38. 38. Presented by Dr. Rebecca White Professor and Program Director for The Little Bookshelf Program For more information visit www.lsuagcenter.com and www.juniorleaguebr.org

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