Franklin Elementary School Receives $25,000 Grant From Children's Literacy Foundation

The CLiF Year of the Book program will bring CLiF’s talented presenters to Franklin School for interactive storytelling presentations and writing workshops, family literacy celebrations, special literacy-themed events, programs connecting literacy to other aspects of their curricula, new books for classrooms and the school library, new children’s books for the Keene Public Library, and 10 new books for each Franklin student to choose!
The program aims to enhance a culture of literacy, infusing the school community with books and celebrating reading and writing.
 
Franklin librarian, Julie Odato reports that Franklin is now in the process of planning the specifics of what their Year of the Book will include. Organizing around the theme of "Book a Trip," students will be involved in an entire year of reading and writing activities that reflect the diverse life experiences of children at Franklin, across the United States, and around the globe. There will be multiple opportunities for Franklin families to be involved in CLiF events as well, and for parents and caregivers to learn more about how to encourage reading and writing outside of school.
 
Principal Erik Kress says, "we are so fortunate to have been awarded the Children's Literacy Foundation Year of the Book grant for the 2019-2020 school year. It will provide us with so many resources to develop, build, and sustain a strong school culture of literacy. This grant will certainly help with bringing our school together and be excited about learning! It will also help families take hold of amazing books and materials to improve their child's learning at home. We are very excited for the CliF grant!"