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41 W. Thurman Ave
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Margaret J. Slattery Children's Library
256 E Orange Ave
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English Language & Literacy Intensive Program at The Margaret J. Slattery Children's Library

Objective: To improve English reading & writing skills for Kindergarten and 1st grade students from Porterville Unified School District Elementary schools.  Activites include storytelling, educational games and homework assistance.  A program designed to promote the enjoyment of reading & writing.

How it Works: The California Library Literacy Services provides grant funds to public libraries to support the E.L.L.I Program.  The library staff works with Sante Fe, Monte Vista, and West Putnam Elementary Schools and Administrators who refer "At Risk" children from non-English speaking homes. 

A partnership with the Y.E.S. after school program allosw us to serve 85 students.

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