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Mobile Literacy Van

In early 2018 a new mobile literacy van launched. This Mobile Literacy Van visits each of the 5 elementary schools one day per week during the school year. It serves as a circulating library, a source for story and activity time and offers afterschool tutoring. When school is not in session, the Mobile Literacy Van is in the Community at such functions as the Summer Reading Extravaganza and other Community events throughout the year.

 

The Monrovia Reads Literacy Van now visits every school in Monrovia!

The Monrovia Reads Literacy Van visits the elementary schools Week 1-3 and the middle schools, high schools and Canyon Early Learning Center during Week 4.

Please visit the Monrovia Public Library website for specific dates at monrovialibrary.librarymarket.com

Mobile Literacy Van Statistics

12,608

Visitors to the Van

205

Library Cards Issued

4,702

Books Checked Out

388

Outreach Visit

1,212

Mileage Driven

Early Childhood Learning Program

At Monrovia Unified School District’s Canyon Early Learning Center

In support of our mission, we are pleased to partner with Canyon Early Learning Center (CELC) in classes that teach parents not only the importance of reading to their children at an early age, but also provides tips on how to get the most out of reading with your children. These two-hour classes are taught in the evening at Canyon Early Learning Center along with CELC teachers. Child care and food, is provided by CELC staff while the parents attend the class. A shorter version of the class in taught in the morning shortly after the evening class.

Reading and practice show that one simple activity—reading aloud—is the best way to prepare children for learning to read and to keep them reading as they learn and grow. Reading aloud helps children develop the language skills that they use in school and throughout their lives. Reading aloud also creates time to bond with children. Laugh at silly characters, root for heroes, and wag your fingers at villains.

Book Bag

Each  family is given a bag of books for their home library when they attend the first class

 

 

 

 

  1. Reading Club at Canyon Early Learning CenterMom reading to her toddler son

The Reading Club was created to reward families for reading to their children.  Children choose books as prizes  each time they have colored all the pictures of books s on the Reading Club Form.  There is no limit to the number of prizes they can earn in a school year.

 

Number of Books Read to Children by Parents:

3,250 books read to children

Monrovia Public Library Foundation Logo

Monrovia Public Library Foundation has generously donated money to help fund this worthwhile Program

New Book Distributions

Foothill Unity Center

As part of the mission to ensure that all children can read, Monrovia Reads distributes new books to children at regular book distributions. At the Foothill Unity Center Back to School event, each of the approximately 1,000 low income children have the thrill of picking out the new book of their choice. The smiles on the faces of these children, many of whom do not have access to reading material in their homes, shows how much they look forward to getting a new book of their very own. Monrovia Reads also partners with Foothill Unity Center to support the new books given to each child at the Holiday Distribution.

Read Across Monrovia

A twice yearly “Read Across Monrovia” brings school children and the community together in a shared experience with literature. The read-ins are held in October and March between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM at all the local public elementary schools in Monrovia. The community leaders, business people, and volunteers share some favorite works from literature with the students.

If you would like to be a reader in the classroom at the upcoming Read Across Monrovia:

Monrovia Firefighters’ Association Pancake Breakfast

Monrovia Reads distributes new books to all children at this annual event.

Firefighters Pancake breakfast

Pro-Active-Tutoring (PAT)

The Pro-Active Tutoring program is offered at the elementary, middle and high schools to support struggling students in after school programs.  The PAT programs also assists others in college preparatory programs. Many of the tutors are local college students in work-study programs preparing for teaching credentials. Some PAT tutors are community volunteers.

Mini-Grant Program

This program is for teachers at Monrovia Schools that provides grants for class sets of selected literature to meet school curriculum when lack of funding in the school budget prevents purchase. These books provide students with their own copies to help complete reading assignments that may be kept for their own personal libraries.

Click for the Grant Application

Mini-grant program

Thank You Letters From The Children

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