Literacy Links for Little Ones Inc. was recently awarded $7,500 from Community Foundation for the Alleghenies Bork Family Fund.
Literacy Links for Little Ones Inc. is a local nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide quality children’s literature to Indiana County families and to educate parents about the benefits of reading to children.
The grant has made it possible for organization members to participate in story sessions offered by the Burrell Township Library, the Blairsville Public Library and the Indiana Free Library. During these sessions, Literacy Links members offer participants a free one-year subscription to “Babybug,” a magazine designed especially for infants and toddlers.
[PHOTO: The Bork family made a donation to the Indiana Free Library during a recent session of Preschool Story Time, a weekly program offered at the library. Pictured, front row, from left, are Anna Curci, 5, reading “My Shining Star,” a book every family with a child born at Indiana Regional Medical Center receives; Logan Haines, holding Hadley Haines, 13 months; and Harper Haines, 2, looking at “Babybug.” Standing, from left, are Louise Peterman, Rita Ott, Debbie Bork, Dave Bork Sr., Jessica Bork-Borowitz and Dave Bork Jr. (Mike Walker/Gazette photo)]