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Summer reading program at Neighborhood Place Ujima

Monday June 20, 2011

Media Contacts:
Debbie Belt, 574-6587
Lindsay English, 574-1903

Summer Reading Program begins at Neighborhood Place Ujima on June 22nd

Are you ready to travel to faraway places, explore the wonders in your own backyard, or hear about fascinating characters this summer – some real and some imaginary? Children of all ages are invited to join the summer reading program at the Ujima Neighborhood Place in the DuValle Education Center, located at 3610 Bohne Avenue, Louisville, KY 40211. Children can learn more about the world around them and can also sharpen their reading skills by either reading to or with a community volunteer or staff member.

The program kick-off will be Wednesday, June 22nd at 9:30 am and will continue every Wednesday through July 20th, each week from 10 am – 11:00 am. Ujima representatives, with the help of the Jefferson County Public Schools’ Everyone 1 Reads Program, are proud to offer this program since summer reading is so important in preparing for the upcoming school year. As an added bonus, this program can also help youth satisfy the summer reading initiative with the Louisville Free Public Library where they can earn great prizes.

While at the Ujima Neighborhood Place, parents and other family members can check out all of the vital programs provided year-round including health care, education, employment and social services. Ujima is one of eight Neighborhood Place locations in Jefferson County which operate as “one-stop” service centers by bringing together the Department of Housing and Family Services, Louisville Metro Public Health and Wellness Department, JCPS and state agencies.

To find out more about how to get involved with Summer Reading, or to learn more about Ujima’s other services which operate Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, please call 502-485-6710, or visit to locate a Neighborhood Place in your area.