Selina Alko reads aloud at Park Slope Family Health Center
August 20, 2013, Brooklyn, NY…
Lutheran’s Park Slope Family Health Center hosted an Early Literacy Awareness Week event in partnership with Reach Out and Read of Greater New York on August 14. The event featured special guest, Brooklyn-based author Selina Alko.
Ms. Alko read books to Lutheran Family Health Center patients, and their parents, that she had written and illustrated, including “B is for Brooklyn” and “My Subway Ride.” At the end of the event, children were given free books to take home with them.
The fifth annual week-long event, held in conjunction with National Health Center Week, is a time to encourage families to foster a love of reading in children at a young age and prepare them for success in school. The NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers event was one of many held across the city throughout the week.
Reach Out and Read of Greater New York distributes books to over 250,000 children annually at 180 Reach Out and Read clinical locations throughout New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley. LFHC's Reach Out and Read program is coordinated by NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers' Sunset Park AmeriCorps Community Allies and HealthCorps programs and always welcomes new book donations and individuals interested in volunteering to read to children in our health centers.
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