Holyoke Properties Managers Host “Learning Continues at Home” Text Size

The Holyoke Property Managers hosted an exciting literacy event to support the City of Holyoke’s Early Literacy Initiative. The mission of this initiative is to engage the entire community in creating a culture of literacy in Holyoke. The event is an effort to support the goal adopted by the Holyoke School Committee that 85% of all Holyoke children will be proficient readers by the end of 3rd grade in 2014.

In strong support of this initiative, the “Learning Continues at Home” literacy event took place Wednesday, April 17th between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. at the Merry-Go-Round at Heritage State Park. The fun-filled day included free merry-go-round rides, free books, a story book walk, reading time at the visitor’s center and information from community service agencies. The event was open, free of charge, to all children residing in our housing communities.

The event had support and representatives from several Holyoke organizations. Readers included Mayor Morse and other distinguished guests.

For more information about the event and upcoming activities please contact Andrew Melendez, the Holyoke Early Literacy Coordinator, at 413-210-2945  or

Posted on April 18, 2013 by