Each month, families from across the county come together at Richland Library to share a nutritious meal and learn ways to make learning fun, easy and part of their everyday lives.
After each meeting, families go home with books and literacy tools that have been shared with them during the Here Comes Kindergarten program. So far, this initiative has helped 62 families – nearly 180 people. Richland Library is engaging parents and making it easy for them to help their children learn.
The program offers children the chance to share the rhymes they’ve learned, the words they can write and the songs they know how to sing. Adults share their struggles, tips and triumphs.
The library is working to expand Here Comes Kindergarten for the 2013/2014 school year. Plans are in place to add two additional locations, as well as resources for Spanish-speaking families.
This project has been generously funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation Donor Advised Fund and the Women in Philanthropy Advised Fund at Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Carmen Nylund Foundation and the United Way. The Vista Rotary Club will also be donating materials and time to this project.