Lucas County in Ohio is starting an initiative to distribute books to children who attend subsidized child care in the county. They plan to give out 2400 books to 800 children! In addition, the county will provide early literacy training for child care providers who have county contracts.
Think of the niche for librarians here! We already know about early literacy and how to train parents and child care providers. We know what books to use. Anyone else feel a grant coming on?