BC Child Development Center: We’re on a World Map!

Bakersfield College's Little Free Library

Bakersfield College’s retiring managers, Lenora Daniels, Gail Summerford, and Diane Sousa, with Gail’s father Harlie, who built the Little Free Library.

Bet you’d never think Bakersfield College would be on a world map, but thanks to the efforts of the staff at the Bakersfield College Child Development Center, we are! The Child Development Center has become a participant in the Little Free Library project, which places small libraries with free books in locations around the world. Parents can give a book or take a book – all to encourage a love and appreciation for reading among children.

The Little Free Library is located inside the Child Development Center playground in the perfect location for families to enjoy a book with their children.

This summer, three managers of the Child Development Center will be retiring, and taking with them more than 100 years of experience in early childhood education. To celebrate their retirement, Gail Summerford, Lenora Daniels, and Diane Sousa are heading on a cross-country road trip to visit Little Free Libraries around the country and donate books to each one!

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One thought on “BC Child Development Center: We’re on a World Map!

  1. susanreep June 28, 2013 at 3:27 pm Reply

    Gail, Lenora and Diane created this library as part of the Wendy’s Words Libraries in honor and memory of Wendy Wayne, former community activist, and Bakersfield College’s own Mary Ann Albanes. You can find out more about Wendy’s Words libraries and how to have your own at http://wendyswordslibraries.org/. Wendy’s Words is part of the Little Free Library system and we are so proud that these three wonderful ladies chose to build a library to honor Wendy and Mary Ann as their retirement gift to the college.

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