January/February 2021 — We are extremely pleased to announce our latest partner, which came onboard at the beginning of this year - Metropolitan Family Services (https://www.facebook.com/MetroFamChicago).
Metropolitan Family Services has 1,200 full- and part-time professional staff dedicated to providing quality services to families throughout Chicago, DuPage County, Evanston/ Skokie and the southwest suburbs. Metropolitan serves more than 93,100 families and individuals as diverse as the communities in which they live.
In our first 3 months of our partnership, we have supplied 3,859 books to 787 Chicago area children (ages Birth thru 17 years old).
December 2020 — Your Children's Bookshelf was pleased to be part of the Kids In Need Holiday Drive-thru Event in McHenry, IL. We gave out 108 totes filled with 432 books to McHenry Area Children. Thank You to KIN for holding such a great event for families with children newborn through 13 years old. YCB is looking forward to partnering on future events.
November 2020 —Your Children's Bookshelf was blessed to be part of a Mobile Food Pantry with People's Resource Center at the St. Andrews Church in West Chicago, IL. We were able to provide FREE gently used and new books to the families and children. We gave out 1,100 books as part of "Our Books to You" program.
November 2020 — We are excited to be partnering with 1st Way Life Center, who has been serving the McHenry community for 40 years. Teaming with them to provide books for new mothers providing literacy assistance for their children along with 1st Way as they empower women and girls with information and education in health. Welcome to the Your Children's Bookshelf family.
October 2020 — We had the pleasure to be part of the McHenry Township Fire Protection Unit Halloween Drive Thru Resource Fair. What a wonderful event. Was a great time seeing so many families from the McHenry area. We gave out 220 Totes as part of “Our Books to You” Totes Program for a total of 1,270 books. Thank you McHenry and the McHenry Township Fire Protection Unit.
October 2020 — Your Children's Bookshelf was pleased to be part of Family Focus - Aurora Early Childhood Home Visiting Program for new Mom's Group. YCB supplied 10 totes with 6 books in each for 10 new mom's and their babies (Mom's Squad). We supplied a mix of both Spanish and English books. We also hosted our first Storytime Zoom Reading for the Mom's and children as we read Giggle, Giggle, Quack (was exciting to see some of the moms and children reading along). We are excited to welcome Family Focus - Aurora Early Childhood Home Visiting to the Your Children's Bookshelf Family.
October 2020 — So pleased to be part of the McHenry Area and the McHenry Area Chamber of Commerce. We had a great turn out at our Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and was excited to share this experience with YCB volunteers, family, friends and chamber members of McHenry.