ABOUT
The Santa Cruz County community; teachers, school staff, preschool teachers, daycare providers, home visitation preschool specialists, social service agency staff, parents and even middle and high school students have been trained in the Books Save Lives VISCERAL reading method and now they are all working on getting young people (birth to high school) reading in English for school success and the home languages (mostly Spanish here on the border) to ensure the transfer of family values, traditions, customs and even family recipes.  Only one in three toddlers in Santa Cruz County have access to preschool opportunities.  The public library system is the key to those opportunities along with access to books for all young people.