I was thrilled when Vanessa of THE LEARNING LIBRARY emailed me a month ago, enthusing about this blog and online book shop, and wanting to meet because of our similar names (she's library, I'm basket!) and same passion for children's books. It was perfect timing because my bookshop partner, Sanne, and I were actually in the middle of planning our events and looking for a July venue.
Though I have seen THE LEARNING LIBRARY'S branches around, I did not know anything about them. I visited their website and was amazed to find out that their programs are "anchored on a library of over 4,000 of the best children's books" - heaven, if you ask me!
As a reading advocate, their mission is very close to my heart: "To encourage and develop in children a lifelong love for reading that will make them smart, independent and insightful learners." To top it off, they are also passionate about teaching good Filipino communication skills and fostering love of country in children through their Wika'y Ang Galing program. Kindred spirits, right?
The Gift of Reading
I really couldn't have asked for a better partner for an event that Sanne and I have envisioned - an intimate gathering of parents who want to give the gift of reading to their children.
So, please, come and join us in a free parenting seminar that The Learning Basket and THE LEARNING LIBRARY are jointly offering. Learn how to choose the best books AND get your kids to keep reading them. Learn the secrets to making reading a lifelong habit!
We'll also have storytelling plus arts and crafts, so bring the kids along! And of course, our wonderful selection of books will be there, so you'll have a chance to bring home the books that will be discussed in our seminar.
Kindly leave a comment or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org to make sure we have enough seats. Let us know also how old your child is.
I'm looking forward to meeting you!