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Community Programs

Raising A Reader

The mission of Raising A Reader is to help families develop, practice, and maintain literacy habits critical for a child's success in school and life.  

Program Components:

  • Develop: Parents receive training in research-based practices to develop the habit of book sharing
  • Practice: Children bring home a Red Book Bag each week filled with award-winning books to practice the habit of book sharing
  • Maintain: Families are connected with libraries to maintain the habit of borrowing and sharing books. 


A StoryWalk® is a fun, educational activity that places a children’s story (literally a book taken apart) along a popular walking route in various communities. Conceived to inspire parents, teachers, and caregivers to take young children out of doors for physical activity and to learn, StoryWalk® helps build children’s interest in reading while encouraging healthy activity for both adults and children.

Early Education Art Program

The Franklin G. Burroughs-Simeon B. Chapin Art Museum brings art to area pre-schools with our Early Art Education Program. The goal of this program is to expose children, ages 3-4, to the basic elements of art in hopes that art will become a part of their lives as they grow older. Creating art from a young age is proven to help children develop problem-solving abilities, build fine motor skills and promote creativity that will help prepare them for their entry into elementary school. Each month, Colin Riebe, Outreach Coordinator, visits preschools and daycares in Horry and Georgetown counties and, through fun and creative art and literacy activities, introduces children to:

  • Colors
  • Shapes
  • Textures
  • Lines
  • Patterns
  • Space

Finklea Family Afterschool Program

The Finklea Family Afterschool Program provides mentoring, homework support, and physical activities to children attending school in the Green Sea Floyds attendance area.

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