Friday, October 8, 2010

Family Resources & Local Libraries – A Winning Combination

Storytimes for toddlers, summer reading programs for all ages, homework and research assistance for students - public library services and families have long been a winning combination.

Saturday, October 16th, 10am—2pm, Beaverton City Library will host the third annual Family Resource Fair for the community. The fair is a one-stop experience for families seeking free fun for children ages 0–11.

Beaverton City Library will gather over 30 local family-oriented organizations together to provide parents with a convenient “one-stop” event to access resources for both adults and children. A partial list includes

Event coordinator Ann Burgess, Children’s Services Librarian, says, “the annual resource fair is designed for all ages, and features family-friendly community organizations, books and activities for kids, and raffle prizes donated by Beaverton businesses. In addition, staff will be on hand to serve as interpreters for several languages frequently spoken by area residents, including Spanish. Parents of preschoolers are also encouraged to bring their children for a free vision screening".

Parents can expect to find fun activities for their kids, the opportunity to learn about an array of local services – such as home school resources, and families who visit ten or more tables will be eligible to participate in the Resource Fair Raffle!

No registration is required to attend the fair. All children attending the event must be with accompanying adult.