Long Beach Public Library Foundation

Long Beach Public Library Foundation and Long Beach Public Library Partner with Léeme un Libro to Provide Reading Programs to Migrant Children

From left: Andrea Hershfield with Léeme un Libro, Library Foundation Board President M. Lissette Flores, and Terri Spencer with Léeme un Libro.

The Long Beach Public Library Foundation and the Long Beach Public Library have partnered with Léeme un Libro (Read Me a Book), an online, volunteer-led, Spanish/English storybook read-along initiative aimed at overcoming language and literacy barriers that exist for the migrant children being sheltered at the Long Beach HHS (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) site. As Léeme un Libro’s fiscal sponsor, the Library Foundation has made it possible for over 700 new Spanish-language books and craft supplies to be delivered to Long Beach HHS site. The Library is creating weekly educational activities and volunteer students from LBUSD dual-immersion schools are recording storytimes in Spanish for the children. This is all possible thanks to a generous grant by the Long Beach Community Foundation.

Check out a storytime below created for this project by Long Beach student and daughter of Library Foundation Board President M. Lissette Flores, Shanti Flores Marsocci.