The “Book Nook,” located in the waiting area for family court, will provide families who are there for a court date with access to children’s books, tips, and resources.
“The courthouse being the first location for one of our Book Nooks is a powerful thing,” says Dr. Amy Haile, Executive Director of Champions for Children. “We want to provide something positive for children and families to do while they go through this difficult time in their lives.”
Champions for Children hopes this Book Nook will be the first of dozens in Hillsborough County. One of the core strategies in spreading the TALK READ SING message is building “book corners” in public areas. Health centers, laundromats, and grocery stores are just a few examples of great places for a Book Nook. Any business, nonprofit, or government entity that operates a space where families gather can request a Book Nook by e-mailing email@example.com with the details of the request.