Santa Clara, Pueblo Of

Log Number: NG-03-09-0240-09

The Pueblo of Santa Clara Community Library will implement a series of activities that promotes reading readiness among children up to five years of age using the Every Child Ready to Read® program to train parents, teachers, and library tutors how to impart preliteracy skills to Tewa children at home, in school, and at the library. Staff will implement a Family Story Time Initiative in which traditional Tewa stories will be shared and elders will recount their experiences growing up in the pueblo. A poetry writing contest will be held during National Poetry Month, followed by a poetry slam with local Santa Clara poets. Library staff will partner with other intergenerational programs in the community to coordinate events and activities that will continue to engage community members of all ages.