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Building Book Nooks in our Learning Neighborhood

WQLN started installing Book Nooks or Reading Houses at local nonprofits who serve underprivileged kids, such as Booker T. Washington Center, Mercy Center for Women, Bethany Outreach Center, Martin Luther King Center – and the most recent Mercy Center for Women. These book nooks stand about 7 feet tall, and 6 feet wide. Kids from two to eight years old enjoy PBS Kids books and PBS Playtime Pads.

Through our book nook initiative, WQLN Education delivers high-quality resources to communities with the greatest need. Our book nooks are filled with our beloved PBS KIDS character books, books celebrating diversity to spark the reading interest of all children, PBS Playtime Pads, which comes with ready to play content to include 120 video clips, songs and music videos (featuring PBS KIDS characters), 25+ curriculum-based educational games, and free PBS KIDS Apps (PBS KIDS Scratch Jr., PBS Parents Play & Learn and the award-winning PBS KIDS Video App).

Our book nooks are safe spaces filled with bright and cheerful colors, comfy seating, shelving to store numerous books, a white board, flat screen TV (set to WQLN - PBS KIDS 24/7 channel), all designed to encourage children to read, explore and learn! Thanks to Hooked On Books for Kids Erie, all books are available for children to take home to build their home libraries.

WQLN Education envisions a community where all children are inspired to learn. We connect parents, grown-ups, teachers and children to quality PBS KIDS programming to improve the outcomes of all children.