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Parent Power in Johnson, Vermont

CLiF knows that parents have a tremendous influence on the likelihood that their child will grow up a strong reader and writer. That’s why we strive to include parents whenever possible in our programs.

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Author Teaches Students How to Tell Family Stories

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock, a children’s book author from Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, has been visiting K-8 students at the Lunenburg Elementary School and Gilman Middle School since October to teach her Story Keepers humanities curriculum. Story Keepers is part of Lunenburg’s three-year Community Literacy grant from CLiF. Natalie’s books are often based on her own family stories. … Continued

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Many Thanks to Photographer Marina Zinovyeva!

The day before Thanksgiving, Duncan rolled up to McLaughlin Middle School with the CLiF mobile chock full of books.   CLiF specifically came to visit the ELL students – or English Language Learners – at this school in Manchester, NH.   Almost all of these ELL students are New Americans, whose families have recently relocated to Manchester from … 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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CLiF’s Mini-Grants Enrich Classrooms

CLiF’s newest program, Year of the Book, provides more than $25,000 in literacy support, programs, and new books for six schools across New Hampshire and Vermont. One important part of Year of the Book is the mini-grants program. In each Year of the Book school, CLiF has offered $2,000 in funding for mini-grants for classroom … Continued

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CLiF’s Year of the Book Has Begun!

Over the past few weeks, CLiF Executive Director Duncan McDougall has packed the CLiFmobile with books and driven to Brownington, Newbury, and Johnson, Vermont, as well as Pittsfield and Berlin, New Hampshire. CLiF has partnered with each town’s elementary school on our newest program, CLiF’s Year of the Book. (We’re also working with Pittsburg, NH. Their kick-off event will be on October 11.)

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Summer Readers up 24% in 2012

It’s hard to believe that it’s autumn already! Over the course of the summer, CLiF presenters visited more than 2,600 children in Vermont and New Hampshire as part of our Summer Readers program. That’s a 24 percent increase over last summer!

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