Wee Read Berkshire County
The Berkshire Compact for Education collaborates each year with the early childhood providers and libraries of Berkshire County and the Berkshire United Way's Early Childhood Think Tank to offer Wee Read Berkshire County in April. The initiative is designed to promote the importance of early childhood literacy and reading to children.
In April 2013, reading events revolving around the book "The Tiny Seed," by Eric Carle were held throughout Berkshire County. We distributed 1,500 copies of the book to children at StoryWalks*, library reading hours and other special events along with a customized bookmark with family reading tips. The program builds upon Pittsfield's Wee Read initiative as well as early literacy programs that have been developed throughout the Berkshires.
WEE READ BERKSHIRE COUNTY, 2013 SCHEDULE
- Berkshire Compact for Education
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Berkshire Athenaeum and the libraries of Berkshire County
Berkshire County Head Start
Child Care of the Berkshires
Pittsfield Public Schools; Pittsfield Wee Read
- The Community Health Programs Inc.
The Berkshire United Way's Early Childhood Think Tank
The Coordinated Family Engagement Coordinators of North County, Pittsfield, Central Berkshire and South County
- Berkshire Children and Families
* The StoryWalk® Project was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, Vermont and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard Library.
Funders for 2013 are Berkshire Compact/MCLA, Berkshire Taconic Community Foundation, Friends of the Berkshire Athenaeum and Childcare of the Berkshires.