Literacy Advocate Honored at Napa Farmers Market

It's been 10 years since longtime Napa literacy volunteer and activist Roberta Goodin started the Story Times for children at the Napa Farmers Market. This month, Community Resources for Children honored Goodin's contribution.

Aug. 7, honored NapaLit founder and former trustee Roberta Goodin for her years of supporting and promoting literacy.

Goodin founded the Story Time at the  program, presented Tuesdays and Saturdays at 10 a.m., 10 years ago.

The mission statement for NapaLit, from its website napalit.org, reads:

Our Mission is to empower readers at all levels of literacy throughout the Napa Valley.

Our work toward this goal is three-fold.  Our web site is current, broad scoped, and bilingual. We provide free reading programs in the community, currently for children.  We also believe that the ability to write is essential to being literate, and is the natural outcome of literacy.

Along with Goodin, the group's founder and executive director, NapaLit lists its board members as Teri Buchanan, Lola Cornish, Teresa Foster, Elba Gonzalez, Kara Shurmantine and Joan Taramasso.

There's still time for you and your preschool children to catch one of the remaining Story Times at the Napa Farmers Market: The final Story Time of the season is Aug. 28. 

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Jennifer Dobbs August 21, 2012 at 11:30 PM
FYI: We here at CRC are extending the dates of Story Time at the Farmers' Market! We are extending the dates September 1st through October 30th. If you're interested in reading, please contact me for more information. Thank you, Patch!
Louisa Hufstader August 22, 2012 at 12:59 PM
Thanks, Jennifer. I signed up to read Sept. 4. Looking forward to it!


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