Kalfas School gets Little Library


Niagara Falls, NY - On Monday, June 17, 2024, United Way of Greater Niagara held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Little Free Library “Read In Color" program at Henry J. Kalfas Elementary School,1800 Beech Ave. in, Niagara Falls. This special event marks the launch of an initiative aimed at promoting literacy and diversity through the power of books.

The Little Free Library "Read In Color" program is designed to provide access to books that reflect the rich diversity of the Niagara Falls community. By offering books that feature diverse characters, authors, and themes, the program aims to inspire a love of reading and foster an inclusive environment for all students.

Key Features of the program:

- Diverse Book Selection: A curated collection of books representing a wide range of cultures, languages, and experiences.

- Community Involvement: Encouraging community members to donate books and participate in reading activities.

- Ongoing Support: Continuous updates and additions to the library to keep the collection fresh and engaging.

"We are excited to bring the 'Read In Color' program to Henry J. Kalfas Elementary School," said Andrea Gray, President & CEO at United Way of Greater Niagara. "This initiative aligns with our mission to support education and promote inclusivity within our community. By providing access to diverse reading materials, we hope to inspire young minds and foster a life- long love of learning."

The Little Free Library "Read In Color" program is part of United Way of Greater Niagara's broader commitment to improving education and literacy in the region. Through partnerships with local schools, businesses, and community organizations, United Way continues to make a positive impact on the lives of children and families in Niagara County.

For more information about the United Way of Greater Niagara and upcoming events, please visit www.uwgn.org.

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