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Spreading the Word: CFR Week is Back: January 16-20

Updated: Jan 27, 2023

Four times a year, the 17 organizations that comprise City’s First Readers (CFR) celebrate CFR Week by promoting early literacy in their communities. The first CFR week of the new year is taking place from January 16-20, 2023. As part of this new campaign, the partners will distribute packets containing:

• A welcome letter and brochure about CFR

• Information about how to get a library card

• An activity card with a chance to win a $50 gift card

• A QR code that enables families to easily connect to CFR programs

• A variety of books

CFR partner organizations help busy families find ways to bring reading activities into daily chores like cooking, cleaning and shopping at the grocery store. Every opportunity to practice pre-reading skills like talking, playing, writing, singing and reading with their families helps them enter kindergarten ready to learn. Spread the word in your community. For more information, visit:

All of this is possible thanks to generous funding from New York City's Council.


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