The Osceola Library System will host English for Families at the BVL Library starting March 21

English for Families is a weekly family reading program designed for those whose first language is not English (ESOL). This 10-week program will be offered Mondays at 6 p.m. at the Buenaventura Lakes Library beginning March 21, 2022. Families are encouraged to attend all 10 sessions to fully benefit from the program.

In this fun and engaging weekly program, parents and children will explore and practice specific reading strategies using a variety of children’s stories. Parents and children will also learn basic vocabulary and grammar to use in each session to help increase confidence and fluency.

Participating families who complete the full 10 weeks will receive two free books at the end of the last session.

Registration is required for each week of the 10-week program. Click the link below to get started. The library will contact you to confirm reservations.

The goal of English for Families is to improve ESL reading strategies in children and parents and to develop the fundamental literacy skills necessary for everyday life. Research shows that when parents develop good reading habits and engage in early literacy practices, the child is much more likely to be successful in reading.

In cases where parents are also learning English, English for Families aims to make parents and children partners in literacy. Together, the parent learns English skills for employment and self-reliance and the child learns to improve their comprehension and comprehension.

Funding for this program was provided by the Florida Humanities Council and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and Florida Council on Arts and Culture.