Solid Ground, an advocacy organization dedicated to breaking down the barriers that perpetuate poverty, will open the doors this week to its new children’s library. The library, located in the organization’s childcare room, will provide access to brand new books, reading programs and other educational tools that will foster early childhood literacy and financial education skills.
The new children’s library at Solid Ground is the fifth of five libraries opened across the country as part of a Capital One, ING DIRECT Kids Foundation, and Books for Kids partnership, which has launched four other libraries in Wilmington, Del., San Francisco, Philadelphia, and most recently New Haven, Conn. currently serving more than 500 children coast to coast.
The new Solid Ground children’s library, previously part of a children’s learning center, will be transformed by local Capital One volunteers and Books for Kids, who will set up the space, paint and stack books to create an inviting reading nook, with special features including:
· More than 600 brand new, library-ready, age-appropriate books
· Colorful and inviting interior design
· A puppet theatre stocked with puppets
· Leapfrog and Hooked on Phonics enriching educational tools
· Child-friendly beanbags and chairs
· A listening center with table, headphones and audiobooks