For 16 years Community Resources for Children has been providing Story Time at the Napa Farmers Market. This program is made possible with the help of volunteer readers from the community. In 2017 we engaged a record number of people and extended the program through October. In 2017, our 30 volunteers read to more than 300 children.
Story Time takes place every Tuesday and Saturday morning at the Napa Farmer’s Market (located in the South Napa Century Center, at 195 Gasser Drive) from 9:30-10am. Volunteers may bring their own books to read to children (age appropriate 0-10 years old) or read from the selection provided by the Farmers Market. Sharing and reading books with children prepares them for school and establishes a foundation for lifelong learning. If you are interested in becoming a Story Time reader, please contact Eva Simonsson at email@example.com.
No Sweet Trick or Treat
More than 110 children and 100 adults participated in our annual No Sweet Trick or Treat event on Halloween morning in 2017. It was wonderful to see so many smiling faces after the fires that preoccupied everyone for a couple of weeks. The children went trick or treating in our building for small giveaways and books, met a pediatric dentist, Dr. Suttie and his tooth fairies, and enjoyed a spooky storytime courtesy of a children’s librarian from the Napa County Library.
Annual Family Literacy Night
The highlight in February every year is hosting our Annual Family Literacy Night! This year, more than 50 children and their parents/caregivers enjoyed an evening that included story time, art, testing taste buds, and watching live caterpillars. All families went home with their own copy of The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle.
A Day in the Park
On May 24, 2018, we will be celebrating the 40th Annual A Day in the Park. We expect more than 200 children and adults to engage in active learning at Fuller Park. We will have obstacles courses, sand play, slime, marble art, ring toss games, an infant play area and much more. There will also be resources and information from more than 15 participating community partners.