The Cazenovia Public Library
is connecting the dots between early literacy, the local food pantry
and family well-being, and they’re doing it all on a small budget.
Starting with an Early Literacy project at the CazCares food pantry,
library outreach coordinators began to build more in-depth relationships
with the food pantry’s clients. Their interactions led to unexpected
- adults obtaining their high school equivalency through the library tutoring program;
- school age children participating in an interactive summer learning program and book club;
- and the food pantry becoming the site for ESL classes, Dolly
Parton Imagination Library sign ups and health literacy initiatives.
budget with donations and volunteers to make Family Literacy work for
Presented by: Betsy Kennedy, Director, Cazenovia Public Library