Story Time in the Park under new leadership

Effective Jan. 1, the Fraser Cascade Literacy Task Force is taking over the program

The Fraser Cascade Literacy Task Force will be taking over coordination of Story Time in the Park (STITP) in 2015.

Made up of numerous community partners, the task force recently expressed interest in advancing the program under new leadership. As a result, the change, effective Jan. 1, will allow Read Right Society more time to pursue other community initiatives.

“The Fraser Cascade Literacy Task Force has been actively engaged in STITP for years and will be a great fit to carry on this work in the community,” said Marla Rosenberg, Read Right Society president. “This transition will allow the program to continue while allowing Read Right to work towards other community literacy programs.”

STITP is a summer literacy program held in the Fraser-Cascade region (Hope, Boston Bar, Agassiz and Harrison Hot Springs) that strives to improve literacy amongst preschool children, school-aged children, youth and families.

STITP provides tools for children and families to experience and enjoy reading together. Each week during July and August, the program features the reading of a story by a local public figure or author, children’s literacy related entertainment (for example music, talent shows, activities), one free copy of the week’s book/family, free used books, and free snacks.

“I am excited about the new direction the Read Right board is taking in advancing community literacy programs for 2015,” said Jodi McBride, Read Right Society executive director. “More information on our new direction will come early in the new year.”

For more information about STITP, contact Fraser Cascade Literacy Task Force chair Kim Paolini at 604-896-2466 or email kpaolini@hopecommunityservices.com

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