[RFHF] Family event

Natasha Forrester natashaf at multcolib.org
Tue Sep 6 09:53:23 PDT 2011

I just wanted to share a quick note about a family event we had last week at
the Midland branch of our library - Youth Librarians and Healthy Start
supervisors and FSW's who had been part of the RFHF training and grant
partnered to host an afternoon with age-appropriate, literacy-centered
crafts, songs and snacks, and we had over 30 families (at least 150 people)
attend.  We had staff on hand to help with getting new library cards, taking
care of fine issues and other barriers that prevent some Healthy Start
clients from using the library, and FSW's did a fantastic job in getting
clients interested and excited about the event and helping them get to the
event with bus passes, and even personal pick-ups!

We're doing two more similar events around the county in October, and our
hope is to make this an annual event - and we'd love to hear about other
events hosted around the state so we can get more ideas!

Natasha Forrester, Youth Librarian
Capitol Hill Library ~ a neighborhood branch of the Multnomah County
10723 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR 97219
<http://www.multcolib.org>Regular schedule: Tuesday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 6

***"*We all have our la la la song, the thing we do when the world isn't
singing a nice tune to us.
We sing our own nice tune to drown out ugly."
~ Rita Williams-Garcia, *One Crazy Summer* ~
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