Saturday, March 11, 2017

Knowledge is Power

On Saturday, March 4, WoW! librarian Annika Janzen attended the Knowledge is Power 2017 conference.  This event was held by the advocacy group Parent Voices, in partnership with Central Valley Children’s Services Network.  Parent Voices advocates for children and parents at the state level and provides resources for parents of young children.  Speakers at the event included representatives from the Fresno County Office of Education, the United Farm Worker's Foundation of Fresno, Central California Legal Services, as well as the Children's Services Network and the Library.

 Deborah Bernal from Literacy Services presented a workshop for parents on encouraging early literacy skills for their children.  The Families for Literacy program, offered through FCPL, provides activities and education for parents and caregivers of young children aged 0-5.  One of the aims of the program is to get kids ready for kindergarten, and there are so many opportunities to get young children ready for school before they even start reading or speaking.  Annika signed people up for library cards and spread the word about the library’s upcoming Spring Storytime and Craft events, as well as other helpful library resources.  

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