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Free Early Learning Opportunities For Jerome Families

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By Brittany Cooper

Jerome, Idaho (KMVT-TV / KTWT-TV) A 300,000 grant has provided for early literacy opportunities in Idaho.

This past fall, the Idaho Commission of Libraries received this grant with the Jerome Public Library being included in the process.

The library teamed up with Head Start and The Developmental Pre–School.

The first program they're offering is called Books to Go.

Families can check out and take home kits from these facilities.
It's free of cost for the facilities and library thanks to the grant.

"Our goal is basically to spread awareness about early literacy and reading in homes and its importance that children have access to books and access to early literacy materials. We want parents to be aware this is so important to prepare them for school," adds Darbie Chocker, Youth Programs Coordinator.

Books to Go will be available later in the month, but two online programs are already up and running.

These include TumbleBooks online and DaybyDayID.org. These are both available on the Jerome Library website.


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