FREE LITERACY LIBRARY
Open Books, Binding Families is a literacy project targeting children and families under the care of the Westmoreland County Children’s Bureau. The goal of the project is to introduce young children to books and provide parents with ideas on how to foster literacy in their family. There are also books for teenagers and young adults.
Encouraging parents to embrace literacy within their families can prove challenging. Locating a library in the playroom of the Children's Bureau gives children and parents a convenient opportunity to experience and explore how much books can offer them.
Visitors to the library can take a free book bag and fill it with books to take home.
Westmoreland Children First initiated and oversees the library. We are constantly looking for book donations to perpetuate this literacy project. Our measure of success is how many books that children and parents take home to read.