Amo Leer: Helping Hispanic Community

The Wichita Falls Public Library, along with Hispanic organizations like Zavala, Cafe Con Leche and Telemundo Texoma, are coming together once again to host Amo Leer. The event promotes literacy amongst Hispanic families in the community.

Amo Leer, which translates to love to read, is a family literacy project that gets more families back in the library and reading more books. Library staff said the Amo Leer project has been a great success in the Hispanic community.

Midwestern State students in the Bilingual Education Program read to children and teach about the Hispanic culture. All the Spanish and bilingual books were purchased from funding through various grants from the Priddy Foundation.

Kathy Vossler, Youth Services Manager at the WF Public Library, said, "We would love to continue the Amo Leer activities and literacy events. We are one of a very few libraries that are actually continuing on with the program, and using the Amor Leer tag to promote literacy."

The Wichita Falls Public Library will have to apply for another grant next year to keep the money coming in to fund the events.

If you did not make Tuesday's Amo Leer event, the next one will take place in January. It will be held at Wichita Falls High School and it will be more focused on teen students and college preparations.

Natalie Garcia,   Newschannel 6