Children Love

Good Money Spent

Right On Target

Target is helping kids across the nation get a head start on reading and I am inspired.  I experienced it yet again today as I have in the past at our local library storytime class.

Early childhood reading grants supported from Target are bringing such joy to families.  Reading makes a world of difference in learning. Target awards grants to schools, libraries and non-profit organizations that support programs like after-school reading events and weekend book clubs.


Each week, I enjoy a half hour of reading, dancing and parallel play with my lil ones.  An instructor leads the storytime and my two are always front and center -they have the teachers routine memorized.



Every other week we have received a take home book that has been donated via these grants.  We keep them in the car and the littlest one just beams with delight when she has them in her lil hands.




Targets Early Childhood Reading Grant is $2,000. They accept grant applications between March 1 and April 30 each year.  If you want to help out your local library , click here to take your first step.


If you are local and want to learn more about the Friends of the Ladera Ranch Storytime program, please contact the Ladera Ranch Library at 949-234-5940.  The Spring storytime registration will be February 25th- March 16th.

Other children’s activities at the library-take a peek!

Kids’ Craft Afternoons – January 10th, February 7th, March 7th (3:00 – 4:00pm)
Bring your friends for a fun craft time sponsored by our wonderful Friends of the Library.  All ages welcome, no registration required.
Pajama Storytimes – February 5th, March 5th (6:30pm)
Come for a fun evening storytime with our guest storyteller.  Children are welcome to come dressed in pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal friend.  No registration required.