Thirty local families celebrated another successful year of Family Room, a bilingual toddler program, with a graduation celebration on June 22. The Family Resource Center of Truckee’s free program is dedicated to the development of literacy and school readiness in both Spanish and English for families with children under 3 years old. Activities include a mix of reading, music, and crafts. Access to a free lending library of English and Spanish children’s books is included. Since 2011, more than 1,300 parents and 1,500 children have participated.
Family Room teachers will hold Summer Reading programs for parents and young children in five neighborhoods: Donner Creek Mobile Home Park (Monday), Sierra Village Apartments (Tuesday), Henness Flats Apartments (Wednesday), Truckee Pines Apartments (Thursday), and the Family Resource Center of Truckee (Friday). Summer Reading runs July 9 to Aug. 24, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.