Lutheran’s Park Slope Family Health Center hosted an Early Literacy Awareness Week event, in partnership with Reach Out and Read of Greater New York, on Aug. 14.
The event featured Brooklyn-based author Selina Alko, who read books to Lutheran Family Health Center patients, and their parents, that she had written and illustrated. The books included “B is for Brooklyn” and “My Subway Ride.” At the end of the event, children were given free books to take home with them.
The fifth annual week-long event, held in conjunction with National Health Center Week, aims to encourage families to foster a love of reading in children at a young age and prepare them for success in school. The Lutheran Family Health Centers event was one of many held across the city throughout the week.
LFHC's Reach Out and Read program always welcomes new book donations and individuals interested in volunteering to read to children in their health centers.