Highplains Library 1000 BBK





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Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Weld County, Colorado

Total Budget: $8,000

Area of Focus: Basic education and literacy

Activity Type: Education: Literacy

Summary: Provide books of nursury rhymesin Spanish and other languages to promote literacy prior to kindergarten.

The High Plains Library District (HPLD)Foundation works to promote literacy levels of the residents in Weld County, Colorado. Currently the Foundation is seeking funds to replenish highly demanded Spanish 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten (1,000BBK) materials and expand the multilingual Nursery Rhyme Booklets to other languages. Reading to preschool-age children is the single most effective way to help them become proficient readers both building vocabulary and language skills. Reading success in school begins with positive language and literacy experiences beginning at birth. 1,000BBK provides our youth with he early literacy skills they need to build a better future. 1,000BBK is the HPLDs primary early literacy program. The program currently has 2,570 registrants; 211 have completed the program and 266 have reached the midpoint of 500 books. Of those who have completed the program, a very large majority report increases in amount of time spent reading with their children, increased levels of reading enjoyment and library usage.

With a matching grant, Greeley Redeye's support of this primary literacy program will help make it possible to expand the program to include books in multiple languages of the immigrants and refugees living in our county. In addition to funding printing the books, our members will be volunteering with the HPLD to perform and record the nursery rhymes, finger-plays and songs to be included with the books. The financial contribution is needed ASAP. The volunteering opportunities will extend into the 2019-2020 school year.

Project Contact Person

District: 5440

Rotary Club of: Greeley Redeye

Primary Contact: Jennifer Sears

Email: jenniferdsears@gmail.com

Project Status

Fully Pledged
This project is "Fully Pledged". This means the amount of the pledges is equal to the total budget of the project. Now the project needs to be finalized and go through the club signature process. This process gets started on the administration page.

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Greeley Redeye (5440)









DDF contributions in grey are pending approval of the corresponding district committee.

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History Log Entries


by Jennifer Sears

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Randall Looper


In order to be considered for a District grant the following needs to be completed:

- The clubs President-Elect needs to enter a Foundation goal for the 2019-2020 Rotary year.

- A detailed budget of income and expenses nedds to be uploaded to the documents area.

If you have any questions or problems please email me.


by Jennifer Sears

Documents uploaded including a Budget as well as two others addressing the High Plains Library District's 1000 Books Before Kindergarten.

Thank you!

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