This program is about bringing more people to the library and getting parents to read to their children,” Friends of the Library member Maria Remington said, in Spanish.
An estimated 25 to 30 families participated in the Prime Time Family Reading program, funded by a grant from Humanities Washington.
Young People’s Librarian Liz George said this is the third year the Walla Walla Public Library has received the grant for the program. But it’s the first year the grant was for Spanish reading programs.“A lot of these parents didn’t grow up with libraries being part of their lives for a variety of reason,” George said. “So the Prime Time Library program helps them develop the habit of using the library. And more importantly it makes the library a welcoming place and helps break down barriers.”
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