We are pleased to announce that the Alameda County “Start with a Story” Project has been selected as one of three institutions in the country to receive the Coretta Scott King Book Donation Grant.
The Coretta Scott King Review Books Donation Grant was created to help build collections and bring books into the lives of children in latchkey, preschool programs, faith-based reading projects, homeless shelters, charter schools and underfunded libraries. An enduring message of the Committee’s Public Awareness Campaign is that books and reading can only add value to children’s lives if books are present in their lives along with opportunities to read and be read to. The Coretta Scott King Book Awards Committee believes children lives must be saturated with books and reading opportunities. The Review Books Donation Grant addresses these objectives.
“Start with a Story” will receive 80 titles for children and young adults that were submitted to the American Library Association for consideration of the Coretta Scott King Book Award.
These books will be used to establish a permanent storytime collection for “Start with a Story”.