Saturday, June 15, 2019

Lake Worth Beach press release:

Books and Bubbles: Literacy in the Laundromat

Healthier Lake Worth Funds Unique Project Developed by the Lake Worth Beach Public Library

Lake Worth Beach, Fl — The Lake Worth Beach Public Library is pleased to announce that Healthier Lake Worth has chosen to fund its groundbreaking Books and Bubbles program. This project seeks to encourage literacy in the City of Lake Worth Beach by bringing Storytime events and books to families who are not currently library users while they wait for their clothes to wash and dry in local laundromats.

“These funds will enable us to purchase start up materials and books to give to the families who attend the programs – thank you, Healthier Lake Worth!” said Children’s Librarian Cindy Ansell as she accepted the $3500.00 check.

The impact of this program is 2-fold. The families who attend the programs will be encouraged to develop early literacy behaviors and the volunteers who attend the training session will be provided with a way to positively change their community for the better.

In August, the Lake Worth Beach Library will begin training volunteers on how to present a Books and Bubbles Storytime program. The program will consist of reading simple books and singing songs to familiar tunes. Each volunteer will wear an apron which will identify them as a Books and Bubbles volunteer. Volunteers will begin visiting laundromats in September.

For more information about this project contact Cindy Ansell at 561-533-7354.