Reading gets a helping hand

Homer Homemakers FCE thanks Ulmer’s Drug and Hardware for special ordering books suitable for the Raise-a-Reader packets that the club donates to the parents of newborns through South Peninsula Hospital. In addition to a book, each packet includes information on the benefits of reading to children beginning while they are babies, a list of books appropriate for the very young that are available at the Homer Public Library, and invitations to apply for a library card and to join the Imagination Library (Dolly Parton’s literacy project) sponsored locally by Sprout.

The club also thanks American Legion Post 16 for the grant that makes it possible for the club to provide a packet for the parents of every baby born at the local hospital (120 last year). In addition thanks go to SPH, the Homer Public Library and Sprout/Best Beginnings for their participation in the Raise-a-Reader literacy project, and also to Max Lowe who spotted the first of those books at Ulmer’s.

Rieta Walker, secretary

Homer Homemakers FCE