Storyville’s goal is to provide developmentally appropriate play activities that will promote school readiness skills in all areas of childhood development.
Storyville will provide age appropriate books and materials to promote early literacy skills and reading with young children.
Storyville will be a place for parents and children to play and interact together.
Storyville is a child-sized village within the library that consists of seven themed areas of play and learning with developmentally appropriate books to promote early literacy. These areas include a children’s library, baby garden, toddler bay, construction area, home area, theatre, and a store with a post office.
32% of Muskegon County’s children currently live in poverty. Research shows that low-income children are more likely to be behind when they start school. Storyville will create new opportunities for ALL of Muskegon County’s 11,000 children under the age of five. Improving their chances for success as they enter school.
The Storyville campaign is seeking $2 million in community philanthropy to support the effort to bring this early childhood literacy and school readiness attraction to the Norton Shores Branch of the Muskegon Area District Library. Please help us achieve this important goal.
(Specific Fund: Storyville Capital Campaign)