It had come to our attention that some of our library members, who are from the public schools we work with tended to read the same kind of books and were not progressing fast enough. With that in mind we set up a "Reading Course" trial with 10 children. We were soon confronted by the immediate need to further support these children with reading skills activities as the level was quite low.Classes are often over 40 children with 1 teacher, thus not allowing the teacher the opportunity to spend enough time on children that require extra assistance.
We have now implemented a "Reading Club" cycle of 6 weeks to help children referred to us by their teacher with their reading skills. Stella Arthur and Gery Verlinden, both dedicated teachers have been very successful in helping children achieve progress. With support we hope to continue and expand the program.