Literacy Department eNewsletter
Saturday, September 12, 2020
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Empire National Bank Thanked for Donation
The Community Family Literacy Project, Inc. extends a heartfelt thanks to Empire National Bank, and Mr. Bill Guiducci, Senior Vice President and Branch Manager of the Shirley location. Each year, Empire National Bank is the premiere sponsor for the 5K Run for Literacy held at Smith Point County Park in September. Although this year’s race was canceled due to Covid-19, Empire National Bank generously donated their sponsorship to our organization. The funds will be reinvested into our community to support our mission.

The Community Family Literacy Project, Inc. is a 501c3 organization that works in conjunction with the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library’s Literacy department to provide educational opportunities through our English as a New Language (ENL), Family Literacy, and Citizenship programs. Our mission is to strengthen the literacy skills of our patrons and their families as well as encourage civic engagement. We believe that education empowers individuals, families, and communities!
Pictured left to right: MMSCL Director Kerri Rosalia, community member Jim Davies, Trustee Nancy Marks, Empire National Bank’s Bill Guiducci, CFLP Executive Director Lindsay Davis, Steering Committee members Michele DelMonte, Luz Gonzalez, Diana Davies.
Save the date: next year, we will celebrate the 20th Annual 5K Run for Literacy on Saturday, September 11, 2021.
Meet With Our Social Work Intern for Everyday Help
Schedule an appointment to meet virtually with a social work intern (English and Spanish speaking) on Monday evenings 5:00-9:00, starting September 14. Help is available for questions regarding food stamps, emergency services, employment opportunities, and other everyday issues.

Appointments are necessary. You must provide us your email to receive the Zoom Meeting ID and link to join the session. We will email you the day before the program. Register on the Program Calendar HERE or, call or stop by the Literacy Office (631) 399-1511 ext. 214.

Programe una cita para reunirse virtualmente con una trabajadora social interna (Habla Inglés y Español) los Lunes por la noche 5:00 a 9:00 p.m., comenzando el 14 de Septiembre. Hay ayuda disponible para preguntas acerca de cupones de alimentos, servicios de emergencia, oportunidades de empleo y otros problemas diarios.
Las citas son necesarias. Debe proporcionarnos su correo electrónico para recibir el ID de la reunión de Zoom y el código de la conexión para unirse a la cita. Le enviaremos un correo electrónico el día antes de la cita.

Support Kids Learning with Back to School Help Online!
If you are a parent with a child in school and need help with online learning, check out this video from which you can access with your library card. Learn strategies to help you and your child overcome the challenges that come with home-based online learning.

As parents themselves, Corbin and Kat Anderson share useful tips, tricks, and tools to get you ready for a successful upcoming school year. Some topics include setting up a learning environment, planning a schedule, positive feedback and dialogue with your child, ideas for a reluctant reader, and tips for participating in a live online class. The Andersons provide many suggestions for free learning tools such as podcasts, apps, audiobooks, and the use Google docs. They also give some creative solutions for staying organized. For example, try making “workboxes” for your child that include everything needed for a particular school assignment or recreational activity.

Staff Picks of the Week: Origami Arts and Crafts Book
Samantha recommends the ebook Origami Arts and Crafts which you can download from Hoopla with your library card. She says “Are you a fan of arts and crafts? Have you tried making origami? Well, you're in luck! Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. This book follows illustrated step-by-step instructions to create fun origami projects such as a bracelet, a piano, a sailboat, and a colorful dodecahedron. There is a glossary to explain the vocabulary. This book encourages readers to explore the art of origami.” Access Origami Arts and Crafts HERE

Samantha and her sister made origami animal finger puppets from another book, Martha Stewart’s Favorite Crafts for Kids, found on Overdrive.

Watch a step-by-step video showing how to make this cute craft, with simply a square sheet of paper, on our Facebook page HERE

Join in on Flag Trivia with our Kahoot Online Game

The Literacy program serves patrons from all around the world. Last year, patrons joined us from 40 countries, speaking 23 languages, and committed to their goals of learning English and participating in our community. Test your knowledge of world flags with Kahoot Trivia: Flags of the Literacy Program.
All day Monday, September 14th until 9:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 15th . Registration is not required.
Access this trivia game with the game PIN: 06264905 or follow this link:

Join us for an Outdoor Sidewalk Sale and purchase books, music, movies, and more for the entire family! Thanks to the Shirley Applebee’s, we will raffle a Meal for Two gift certificate; tickets will be 1 for $3 or 2 for $5.
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