The Children’s Literacy Foundation (“CLiF”) has been inspiring a love of reading and writing among low-income, at-risk, and rural kids in Vermont and New Hampshire for 20 years! In that time, we’ve served more then 225,000 kids in 400+ communities and given away nearly $6 million in children’s books! Last week, we celebrated this milestone with the CLiF family at the Montshire Museum in Norwich, VT, near CLiF’s birthplace of Etna, NH. We were thrilled to see roughly 140 of our partners, supporters, and friends there to help us celebrate a love of reading and writing!
We watched this brand-new video about CLiF’s literacy programs (made by Peregrine Productions):
We also heard from CLiF Board Members Mitzi Barrett and Matt Rightmire, along with Librarian Amy Herrick of Waits River Valley School in East Corinth, VT (a 2016-2017 CLiF Year of the Book school), and CLiF Presenter/graphic novelist Marek Bennett about his experiences working with the students of Waits River Valley School in cartooning workshops.
We thank all who came out to celebrate CLiF’s first 20 years, and to all who have made them possible! Here’s to the next 20 years of “opening books, opening minds, opening doors!”