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Growing Readers Together Press Release

Sample Press Release for Grant Announcement and/or Launch Event

Growing Readers Together at [library]

[CITYALLCAPS, Colo.] – Growing Readers Together launched today at [insert library name] [city], Colo. The library program, sparked by a grant from the Temple Hoyne Buell Foundation, provides early literacy activities and resources for family, friends, and neighbors who care for children under the age of six. 

“[Insert quote from librarian or director or use other available quote listed below]” 

[town/county] caregivers can [description of program, e.g. bring the children in their care to library story times and other literacy events. Caregivers can also meet others, gain new early literacy skills, and acquire fun early literacy activities and materials for young children to enjoy in their childcare home]. 

In [town/county], the library is partnering with [insert name of partner(s)] to reach informal and unlicensed care providers. [insert quote from partner or see below for quote ideas].

[insert library name] is one of 14 libraries in central and southern Colorado to participate in this grant project. The Colorado State Library is coordinating training and offering technical assistance. The result of this initial pilot grant could lead to additional focus on early literacy in [insert town/county] and be a model for other Colorado libraries. 

Growing Readers Together is one of several early literacy activities offered by [library name]. For those interested in this and other programs, go to  <library website>. Early literacy tips and links are available at Facebook _______ and Twitter: #GrowingReadersTogether.


Other available quotes: 

“Growing Readers Together is an opportunity for informal childcare providers to connect with others, gain resources, and learn the latest in early literacy tips and tricks to grow the children in their care into kindergarten-ready readers.” 

“The library is a natural partner with us on early literacy projects. We are excited to work with them to expand early literacy opportunities for the children in [town/county].

“We encourage all Coloradans to offer babies, toddlers, and preschoolers language and literacy-rich activities in their daily life. Research shows that this prepares children for success in school and in life,” said Growing Readers Together Coordinator, Joyce Johnson. “The public library is the perfect place to get started, expand what they are doing, and do so in fun and engaging ways.” 

Press Release for Growing Readers Together Events

Growing Readers Together at [library]

[CITYALLCAPS, Colo.] –[insert library name] will be hosting a special event family, friends, and neighbors who care for children under the age of six. The Growing Readers Together event on [date, time] will take place at [location]. 

This event welcomes those who care for children under six in informal settings, such as neighbors who provide home childcare, grandparents, and others caring for young children who want to increase early literacy activities in their home. Caregivers can also meet others, gain new early literacy skills, and acquire fun early literacy activities and materials for young children to enjoy in their childcare home. 

Along with food, fun, and fantastic activities to take home, caregivers will gain connections with others who can support them. A storytime and craft activity will be provided for the children, while providers are enjoying this event. 

Growing Readers Together is one of several early literacy activities offered by [library name]. For more on this and other programs, go to  <library website>. Early literacy tips and links are available at Facebook _______ and Twitter: #GrowingReadersTogether.

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