Texas Tech University is doing its part to promote literacy among the community.
As part of the U.S. Department of Education’s Neighborhood Promise grant, Texas Tech University created the East Lubbock Promise Neighborhood (ELPN), where one of the goals is to have families read to their children three times a week.
Two of the initiatives ELPN sponsors are the read-alouds hosted on Saturdays at the Patterson Branch Library, and Books in Public Places across East Lubbock (BIPP). The goal of the latter project, said Stephanie Shine, Texas Tech’s Early Childhood Program director, is to place books in all public places in East Lubbock where families visit, including clinics, barbershops and beauty salons.
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For more information, visit East Lubbock Neighborhood Grant.