Brown County Library: Books and Bubbles Project
Brown County Library (BCL) is working with Literacy Green Bay (LGB) and other community partners on a “Books and Bubbles” project, which will establish Family Read, Play & Learn Centers in several laundromats in downtown Green Bay neighborhoods.
The goal of the project is to support school readiness and enrich the time families spend doing laundry by providing safe, fun spaces and literacy-rich materials and activities that support early brain and language development. BCL's team will be adding local twists to a nationally-developed and tested model (www.laundrycares.org and http://toosmall.org/mission/body/Chicago-Laundry-Eval.pdf). Based on previous studies, each laundromat should reach an average of 600 unique families in a year.