Project: “First Books for Kids”

Objective: To benefit 3, 4 and 5 year old students at Head Start Facilities and the Indiana Extension Homemaker members through a volunteer reading program.

This program only requires 1 (one) hour, of selected months, from a volunteer. (The number of participating months is determined by the volunteers and Head Start personnel)

The IEHA volunteer will join a classroom on a designated day and read a donated story book to the children. At the end of the reading, the volunteer will present a copy of the book to each child in attendance.

Books are purchased by the county organization through fund raisers, donations, or grants.

Procedure for County Participation:

  1. Select and Appoint a chair
  2. Contact coordinator of the Head Start Facility in your county
  3. Meet and discuss IEHA’s participation and the Reading Program
  4. Set specified dates with the facility for your volunteers to read
  5. Purchase books
  6. Obtain reading volunteers
  7. Meet with volunteers for training
  8. Send evaluation form to State Coordinator

Question contact: First Books for Kids – Coordinators

Jo Almond- Chair,
11753 N. Shelby 700 W., New Palestine, In. 46163 317-861-6276

Linda Gause
6651 S Harmony Rd. , Bloomington, In 47403 812-825-7763

Marta Corbin
6900 N.299 E., Whiteland, IN 46184 317-535-9076