FirstStepNYC Opens “Little Free Library”
December 29, 2016 / SCO News
December 29, 2016 – Brooklyn, NY Our FirstStepNYC Early Childhood Education Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn opened a “Little Free Library” for their students and families thanks to books donated by individuals and organizations throughout the area. Students, parents and faculty from The Wampus School in Westchester hosted a book drive that collected over 1,000 new and used books for FirstStepNYC’s new library.
Upon the Little Free Library’s opening, each child was given a library card that allows them to check out books to take home to read. It coincided with the kick off of their “Winter Reading Rally” to promote literacy – with the goal of students and their families collectively reading 1,000 books at home.
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