The Story Garden was launched at Sheridan Centre in September, 2012. It is a space dedicated to promoting reading and providing programs aimed at fighting illiteracy, along with giving a sense of belonging to everyone in the community. Operated as the non-profit division of a locally based group called Baby Bookworms and Beyond, programming is funded by corporate and private donations.
The Story Garden began by offering family-focused weekly Storytime Stops. Beginning in January, 2013, enough funding was secured to run a Leaders for Readers program on Saturdays and host a Talking Circle for women on Wednesday mornings. Additionally, there are now enough volunteer hosts for it to open for drop-in visits on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Additional funding is needed to help keep these programs in place and to add new programs. There are several levels of sponsorship offered, making it easy for companies and groups of all sizes to get involved.
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