New York, NY April 14, 2023 – Literacy Inc. (LINC), an early childhood literacy non-profit and Molina Healthcare, a provider of managed healthcare services are partnering with Clean Rite Center to present Books and Bubbles, a reading program that promises to be loads of fun on National Laundry Day!
The festivities will commence at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15 at the Clean Rite Center, a designated LINC Literacy Zone, located at 112-05 Sutphin Blvd in Jamaica, NY, and it is not all fluff and fold! This Reading Everywhere event includes a magician, face painting, carnival games, live music, and let’s not forget the most squeaky clean fun of all, reading. The chosen story of the day, Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems couldn’t be more suitable - it’s about a family taking a trip to their neighborhood laundromat.
“The benefits of a program like this one are enormous! We meet local families where they are and connect them with the resources they need to raise a reader. Just think about having a little one, without a washing machine at home, and no time to go to the library, but having the opportunity to read books and participate in fun activities in the neighborhood laundromat while still accomplishing your chores. – Albania Jimenez, Senior Director of Family & Community Mobilization
LINC’s programs help families build reading into their everyday routines, connecting them with other families and resources that already exist in their communities, ultimately preparing their children to achieve success in school and beyond. By training families to read early and often, LINC programs serve to reduce educational disparities and aim to make literacy a value and a right for all children regardless of their zip code.
Get a fresh start to your weekend! Join us at the Clean Rite Center this Saturday at 11:00 a.m. and front load your little ones with the power of reading that lasts a lifetime!
Thank you to the LINC Council and our partners Molina Healthcare and Clean Rite Center for making this program a reality.
Spread the word and register for LINC's latest programs now at www.lincnyc.org/onlineprograms.