Hope Academy Library
For the majority of Dominican children, a local library is a something unimaginable.
Of the few public libraries in the Dominican Republic that do exist, most only contain a few hundred books and taking a book home is virtually unheard of.
We want to change that.
Our vision is to create a bilingual (Spanish/English) library that will be used to serve the needs of our students (preschool- grade 6) and instructors. The Hope Academy Library will support and encourage our young Scholars towards developing literacy skills that will enable them to become lifelong learners and support them in further developing their academic skills.
Literacy is the first step towards acquiring a strong education and without the resources available to teach students how to read, there is little hope of them receiving a quality education or escaping the heart breaking cycle of poverty many of them are born into.
More than a library
Hope Academy Library will be more than just a library.
Programs will include:
- A Bilingual Reading Center program, where children will work on developing and advancing their reading skills through the use of audio books and small group reading center activities.
- An engaging Weekly Read Aloud program that will help to ignite a passion for books and interest in learning to read.
- Monthly library Family Nights where parents will come to the library with their children and read together.
How you can help:
Will you help us put the gift of literacy and the love of reading into the hands of a child?
Visit our Amazon Wishlist for the Hope Academy Library and select the book(s) you’d like to donate to the library.
Other ways to help:
Spread the word! Share this blog post on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or consider emailing your friends.
Hold a book drive! Collect gently used or new Classic Children’s Books (hardcover only) in Spanish or English.
Volunteer your time. We will need help cataloging our book donations and preparing our library books for shipment. Do you live in the Palm Beach County Area? Consider volunteering your time.
Please mail all book donations to this address:
Weisberg Family Foundation
Hope Academy Library
8895 N. Military Trail Suite 101C
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410