Grow a Reader – Early Literacy Initiatives

Grow a Reader bin and books at Klickitat County Health

Grow a Reader is a literacy and outreach project that supports FVRL's early literacy goals, is equitable, and benefits community members all over the district.

  • Grow a Reader: Read While You Wait bins containing books and bookmarks with literacy tips are placed in waiting rooms of facilities where high-needs populations are receiving services.
  • Grow a Reader: Learn Together focuses on partnering with community organizations to add more in-depth pre-literacy educational and skill-building opportunities for parents and caregivers of children ages 0-5.
"Our clients say [the Grow a Reader book bins] are great. They're great for entertaining the kids after appointments, and families feel like they're definitely beneficial." -Staff person, Sea Mar WIC office