Every day we have 6 to 10 preschool children in our building. They are the children of our Immokalee volunteers, clients and our adult English language program. Our vision is to provide these children with a stimulating environment that encourages a life-long love of reading. We will provide daily opportunity to these children to have a book read to them. They will have opportunity to take age appropriate books home.
At our Children of Amigos Fundraising Luncheon last month we gathered 382 children’s books. Special thanks to Concordia Publishing House for donating 200 new children’s books. Most of the books we collected were written by our Master of Ceremonies and Christian author, Dr. Mary Manz Simon.
With book sales of more than three million copies, her award-winning titles have been translated into ten languages. According to Dr. Manz:
“Surrounding your child with words is one of the first steps toward teaching a child to read…even if your child is still a baby.”
We inaugurate our Children of Amigos library on Tuesday, April 28, 11:00 AM.