Children’s Literacy Foundation Executive Director

photo by Vanessa Fournier
Duncan McDougall, storyteller, founder and executive director of the Children’s Literacy Foundation (CliF) of Waterbury Center talks to students during the opening program for the CliF “Year of the Book” event at Hardwick Elementary School October 4. The school received a 2022-2023 $25,000 grant for literacy programs and books from CliF. The Jeudevine Library , the school’s library and all the classrooms will also receive free books. The 225 Pre-K to sixth grade students at Hardwick Elementary will receive 10 books each over the course of the year to bring home. Once a month “Year of the Book” presenters will provide writing workshops, school visits, residency and storytelling for both students and their families.