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Summer Readers Underway!

48 different children’s summer programs across Vermont and New Hampshire. 3,300 kids. Two free books per child. That’s a lot of books. No wonder the CLiFmobile just needed its shocks replaced. Rec program at the Barre Municipal Pool in Barre, VT From June through August, CLiF’s Summer Readers program visits lunch programs, low-income summer camps, and … Continued

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Summertime Reading Contest

Got a “summer reader” in your life? How would he or she like a bundle of brand new books to read on the beach, at the playground, in a treehouse, or anywhere inviting this summer? Enter our Summertime Reading Contest on Facebook for a chance to win 15 brand new books and give other children … Continued

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Bellies, Babies, and Books. Oh My!

Amidst a sea of bustling children, adorable little ones in strollers and Ergo carriers, and mamas-to-be looking radiant and curious, Julia and I set up a table at the Good Beginnings First Annual Baby and Child Expo to talk with parents about reading to their children from the get-go. Good Beginnings of Central Vermont is … Continued

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Giving H.O.P.E. This Holiday Season…

Jodi Wheeler is no doubt a local hero around Lyndonville, Vermont. In 2005, Jodi founded the H.O.P.E. Foundation to help address the most basic needs of her neighbors: clothing and food. H.O.P.E. operates a thrift store to provide low cost clothing, provides emergency food and operates a weekly backpack program for children in need. Jodi … Continued

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We’ve All Got Bellybuttons

(Thanks to Kat Colby for sending us this update about a recent book giveaway in Gilman, Vermont.) Tuesday, March 11 was a big day for Gilman Head Start in Gilman! In addition to a visit from local children’s author, David Martin, Head Start was awarded $2,000 worth of new hardcover books as part of Lunenburg-Gilman’s … Continued

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Donate $25+ to CLiF and Enter to Win Keurig Coffee Maker!

Have you thought about making your first donation to CLiF, but haven’t got around to it? Now’s your chance. This December, the first 25 donors who make their first-ever donation to CLiF of $25 or more will be entered in a raffle to win a Keurig Platinum Single Cup Home Brewing System worth $189! The Keurig was … Continued

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