This summer’s Children’s Cultural Books Program:

-received $1,800 in grant money from Coos County Cultural Coalition, Oregon Cultural Trust, and South Coast Equity Coalition

-staged four free events

-distributed free books to children attending the events as well as complete sets of the four books to local organizations, such as the Head Start programs in Coos and Curry Counties, the Coquille Tribe Head Start Program, Bandon Community Childcare Center, and Ocean Crest Elementary School

-celebrated four local cultural groups, spotlighting talented members from our community representing those groups

-welcomed 43 children and 30 parents to one or more of these events

-engaged participants, ranging in ages 3 to 80+

-networked with various community groups, ranging from local businesses to members of the Coquille Tribe to talented Bandon students.

-countered common stereotypes and biases with joy and love!

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