Family literacy night at the Wichita Falls Public Library
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
This educational and cultural program involved the collaboration of Wichita Falls Zavala Hispanic Initiative, Downtown Proud, the Wichita Falls Public Library, and MSU’s Project BOW (Bilingual Opportunities Window).
This new partnership is an opportunity to promote literacy awareness and development among the Wichita Falls community with a special focus on the Spanish-speaking population. We are honored to add the Wichita Falls Public Library as a new Zavala partner.
This new project highlighted the Wichita Falls Public Library, and the recently acquired Spanish language and bilingual (Spanish/English language) books purchased as a result of a generous grant received from the Priddy Trust this year.
The project Focused closely on bilingual literacy awareness and development. The event was held on the evening of September 13th. This date is significant since five Latin American countries celebrate their independence on September 15th (Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and Nicaragua) and Mexico and Chile celebrate their independence days on September 16th and 18th respectively. Thus, this period of time holds special significance within the broader Hispanic community of Wichita Falls. We hope it will empower parents with literacy tools that they can use at home to expand their children’s love for reading!