Bring Me A Book Franklin partners with the Franklin County Schools, the Apalachicola Bay Charter School, Early Head Start, Head Start, area day care centers, and Project Impact to provide parent education programs. Bring Me A Book Franklin supports a wide variety of non-profit organizations, too.
The programs have been created and planned around a particular theme (e.g. the Ocean, Thanksgiving, Dr. Seuss). Quality books are chosen related to the theme. Recognizing the interplay of experiences with reading, art and music, a rich tapestry of learning is created around the theme.
During 2010-2013 the FCS PK program was enriched in partnership with the Apalachicola Museum of Art, including the exhibiting of the Pre-K art.
These expanded programs included the opportunity for the school children to visit the Museum exhibit during the school day.
Two storytimes are offered on a weekly basis at the Bring Me A Book Franklin Bloom Room at the Johnson Complex in Apalachicola. Books for Babies focuses on stories, songs, movement and art geared for children aged 12 months-3 years. Sunset Stories provides a time of socialization, stories, crafts, music and other activities for all ages.
Second Grade Program: I Know I Can
Bring Me A Book Franklin recognizes that second grade is a critical year for developing reading proficiency. With this awareness, Bring Me A Book Franklin partners with the second grades in both the Franklin Consolidated School and Apalachicola Bay Charter School with a program focused on inspiring second grade children to discover their personal resources and talents and develop their belief that they can do what it takes to go to college. This project is based on the children’s story and workbook, “I Know I Can” written and illustrated by Wendy Wrouillard of Columbus, Ohio.
The Apalachicola Bay Charter School has integrated this program into its character development program and is funding the gift books for their second graders. This program includes the children presenting a play for their family and friends.
Santa Says Read
Since 2014 the Dinner Divas have raised necessary funds and carried out four Santa Says Read programs in Apalachicola, St. George Island, Eastpoint and Carrabelle.
Annual Community Easter Egg Hunt
In partnership with the Apalachicola Margaret Key Library and Apalachicola MainStreet Bring Me A Book Franklin provides gift books to all the children who participate in the annual Easter egg hunt at the historic Orman House.
H’COLA, Apalachicola Arbor Day Festivities
Back to School Bash and other various county community events find Bring Me A Book Franklin participating by providing free books to children of all ages in order to build home libraries.