Author Archives: Elia Adriana Gonzalez

Read to Me Project Notes

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Author Julie Reynolds to Speak at Literacy Providers Luncheon

Julie Reynolds, an award-winning journalist and author of Blood in the Fields, will be the featured speaker for the April luncheon of the Literacy Service Providers Network. The free luncheon is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. April 28 in the Harden Foundation Conference Room in Salinas. Ms. Reynolds will discuss the importance of education and her coverageContinue Reading

Parents as Teachers Program

  L’Shanna Klein, program coordinator for Door to Hope’s Parents as Teachers program, will be the next featured speaker at the Literacy Network Service Providers luncheon on March 24 at the Harden Foundation Conference Room.Also appearing will be Karen Brown, youth services librarian for the Monterey Public Library and representative for the School and PublicContinue Reading

First Mini Conference Literacy Through Play

  On Sunday March 1, 2015, the Literacy Campaign of Monterey County held the first of four planned mini-conferences. More than 80 people attended the event, including 29 children. Guests were given a tote bag, a raffle ticket and parenting reading tips upon registration. Parents with school-aged children were escorted into the children’s activity area forContinue Reading

Honorable Monterey County Supervisor Jane Parker

  Since her election County Supervisor Jane Parker has served district 4 for seven years. Her priorities as Supervisor include responsible land-use policy, equitable healthcare access and high quality healthcare services, water and mass transit solutions, increased accountability and customer service for County services, and an emphasis on preventive policy as it pertains to social andContinue Reading

Journalist, Literacy Advocate Featured

Claudia Meléndez Salinas is a multimedia journalist specializing in immigration coverage. She has reported about the Latino community for more than 15 years in Mexico and the United States, and her work has appeared in Mexico City’s La Jornada, El Financiero, Latina and El Andar Magazine. She’s won several awards, including the Ruben Salazar awardContinue Reading

Notes from “The High Cost of Low Literacy” presentation

Dr. Willard Lewallen, President of Hartnell College, offered a comprehensive and eye opener presentation about the high cost of low literacy in our country at the March 25 meeting of the Literacy Services Providers Network. Addressing not only the economic cost but also the social impact of low literacy levels in our communities, he offeredContinue Reading

LSPN March Notes

March LSPN meeting notes: Thank you for attending our March meeting with David Maradei, Director of the Child Abuse Prevention Council for the Monterey County Department of Social Services. It was great to see a room full of dedicated community members, professionals and county officials. The topic of the presentation, “The Connection Between Brain DevelopmentContinue Reading

27th Annual Cowboy Music & Poetry

Monterey County Free Libraries invites young poets under 18 years to submit their original poems in English or Spanish to the annual Cowboy Poetry Contest. Deadline for entries is May 10th, 2014. Winners get fun prizes and will have the honor of participating in the 27th Annual Cowboy Music & Poetry Gathering on Sunday, JulyContinue Reading

Salinas Week of Poems

CHILDREN OF POETRY We would like to invite your students to submit materials for a poetry reading event featuring Salinas youth ages 5—11.  We are looking for students who have poise and the desire to read their original work to an audience of parents and community members. Wednesday, April 23, 2014 6:00 p.m. Breadbox RecreationContinue Reading