Parents and children from the Jewish Agency Absorption Center in Kiryat Yam read
their new books during "My First Library Project."
January 28, 2010 / 13 Shvat 5770
Twenty-five families in Kiryat Yam with school-aged children recently received reading kits as part of the “My First Library” project through the YESODOT/ Foundations program. These families will soon be leaving the absorption center and moving into permanent housing so the hope is that the books will be used as a foundation for building a family library.
The special kits, donated by an Israeli philanthropist, aim to draw the children into the world of books and reading. The kit include Israeli classics such as the "Tale of Five Balloons." The families also learned about Israel's “Book Week” (the annual week of books sales and author events) and the concept of the Jewish people as the “the People of the Book.”
The new immigrants expressed their sincere gratitude and joy over the reading kits. Many parents promised to ensure that their children reap all the benefits they could from their “first library.”
“My First Toy Box” kits, for families with infants and preschool children, will be distributed in the near future.