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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
No Sweet Trick or Treat
Thank you to partner organizations, businesses and the Wayne Grey Wilson Foundation for supporting this event. No Sweet Trick or Treat 2018 was a success! More than 100 children trick or treated through our building and visited our friendly neighbor nonprofits for non-sweet and non-candy treats. Dr. David Suttie Dentistry For Children and the tooth fairies provided quick dental screenings, Browns Valley Dental and Napa Pediatric Dentistry provided toothbrushes for the children and Napa County Library provided the not-so-spooky story time! Thank you to our participating neighbors:
Arts Council Napa Valley
Girls on the Run Napa & Solano
Napa Fire Recovery Center
Napa Valley Community Foundation
Napa Valley Vine Trail
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
Bubbles, water play, police cars & motorcycles, snow, obstacle courses, slime, moon sand, and so much more!! We had fun engaging in playful learning with more than 100 children and their parents/caregivers at a Day in the Park yesterday!! A big thank you to our community partners who came out to share resources with families and activities with the children. Thank you to NAPA Valley Coffee Roasting for donating coffee for our volunteers and staff and the City of Napa for co-sponsoring the event!
Community Action of Napa Valley
Child Start Inc.
Community Health Initiative, Napa County
Cope Family Center
Napa County Library
Napa County Child Support
Napa County Sheriff’s Office
Napa Police Department
City of Napa Fire Department
City of Napa – Local Government
North Bay Regional Center
PDI Surgery Center
Queen of the Valley Community Outreach Center