Santa Barbara: Public Libraries Receive Literacy Award

From Santa Barbara Independent

” The Santa Barbara libraries have more than 200 Reading Ambassadors, and their average age is roughly 9 years old, said the Central Library’s Lisa Gonzalez. In an after-school program that enlists children to learn to be storytellers, the kids go home with the assignment to read to a younger sibling or to their parents. The results have been enthusiastic, so much so that the Public Library System received a $1,000 innovation grant from the National Literacy Directory.”