Family Reading Circle Participants ignite their own Kindle Fires!

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October 14, 2019

Cesar Chavez was the site for our recent Family Reading Circle, a program that brought 18 adults and 33 children together to learn how to effectively bring reading and literacy into the home, and help build home libraries. 

The program concluded with a special 3-hour training on how to use the Kindle Fire to access free materials for downloading, how to set up parental controls, and how to reinforce effective practices for screen-time for their children. Adults who completed the 5-week program received a Kindle Fire to take home and use for downloading e-books and other materials. 

The Family Reading Circle was made possible through a grant from the California State Library Literacy Services. It also included introducing participants to various book kits from Playaway, a portable media player that contains audiobooks for children. The collection that was also purchased through these grant funds will be available to the community at large later in the year. 

To learn more about our next Family Reading Circle, please contact Margarita Medina-Romero at (831) 758-7916.