Leap Into Literacy
Leap into Literacy is a collaboration of Literacy Forsyth, Forsyth County Board of Education, Forsyth County Public Library System and Georgia Highlands Medical Services to address reading readiness in children aged birth to five years old. These programs focus on teaching reading skills to parents and children in a Parent and Child Together (PACT) learning environment. Activities focus on skills identified by GKIDS to improve school readiness. Parents are provided with take home activities to continue the lessons at home as their child’s first teacher. Older siblings are welcome to attend these family focused events. A meal is provided, activities are provided in the five sensory learning skills and a brand new book is given to each child.
Family Literacy Nights
Multi-generational low literacy impacts pockets of rural and city populations within Forsyth County. Family Literacy Nights are designed to bring awareness of our services to families, to provide stand alone literacy skills and improvement to families with school aged children and to build relationships between community partners. Family Literacy Nights are held in the evening in our Classroom Location covering topics including Communication, Financial Literacy, Health Literacy and Library Services.
Our Lending Library is an on-site library with a collection of over 1,ooo volumes of books for children, teens and adults. Books are free for the taking and do not need to be returned. The Lending Library is open during office and class hours and for events at our location on Brown’s Bridge Road. A Little Free Library Box, created as a Silver Award Girl Scout project, is located outside our main door and is available for book selection 24/7.
The Lending Library is a collaborative project with Altrusa International of North Georgia. Altrusa sponsored the project, spent volunteer hours completing the library and maintains the library as needed. In the Spring of 2019, our Lending Library will begin “First Saturday” hours with staffing from volunteers from the University of North Georgia.