Harris County Department of Education Head Start honored the Harris County Public Library as the 2010 Outstanding Community Partner at its Community Partnership Luncheon in February.
Community partner organizations and businesses provide in-kind gifts and services to HCDE’s 17 Head Start centers in northeast Harris County. Over a dozen were honored at the luncheon.
The Harris County Public Library was honored for extraordinary and unique contributions to Head Start and its families. Seven Head Start sites within the library’s service area are included in the library system’s “Reading is Fundamental Program.” Children at the centers receive three books a year during story time and participate in activities developed around the book’s theme.