Early Bird Reader Program

A project of the Flint Hills Resources Community Action Council with Corpus Christi Literacy Council and ESC-2

For more information call 361.884.8890 or write info@earlybirdreader.org


Early Bird Reader "Be a Hero" Poster

Helping children succeed in school

The Early Bird Reader Program is a unique collaborative effort between our community, schools, parents and students to insure all of our children have the literacy skills required to successfully launch their school career. We looked for a creative way to make sure more and more of South Texas children come to school having hands-on experience with books and reading. Ours is a peer-to-peer program, kids reading to kids.

Research indicates that children who enter kindergarten without ever having been exposed to reading or books are so significantly behind children who have had that experience that their chances of ever catching up with their peers and expected standards are very slight. To address this concern before children start school, the Flint Hills Resources Community Action Council (FHRCAC) developed this program by engaging and equipping preschooler's older siblings. School librarians teach these students how to read to pre-K younger ones at home as well as providing them with age-appropriate books for their home library. Most of the books for the program are donated by the public to recycle these needed books into the hands (and minds) that most need them.


Results of the 2014 Kiii-TV Early Bird Reader Book Drive – 2300 books for the program!

Our program has almost doubled this year and we have a huge demand for baby and pre-K books (for ages 0-5 years).

Many thanks to Kiii-TV and all those who donated books and money during the March 28th Book Drive. We will be getting those books to the librarians and their students participating in the program very soon.

And you can still donate - all year long, at your convenience - by dropping off your books at public libraries in Corpus Christi and Portland.

Or purchase from our Amazon Wish List or make a donation and we'll use it to buy books - we have great connections to purchase books at discounted prices.


Early Bird Reader In the News!

KiiiTV Early Bird Reader Book Drive - Friday, March 28, 2014

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