OCFL Update | Literacy Week in Orange County
In conjunction with the Florida Department of Education’s Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida! initiative and to help raise awareness about the importance of reading and libraries, Orange County held a series of literacy events that concluded with Mayor Teresa Jacobs reading to 40 local children during Orange County Head Start’s 20th Annual Guest Readers Week on Jan. 27.
Celebrate Literacy Week, Florida!, observed Jan. 23 through 27, also provided an opportunity to highlight Mayor Jacobs’ recently launched Let’s Read Orange County initiative, which aims to improve reading and access to books by providing library cards to local residents. A series of literacy-based events is also planned in Orange County throughout 2017.