24th Prime Age to Engage Bookshelf Installed at Catholic Charities

Today, the 0-3 Prime Age to Engage initiative coordinated the delivery of a new children’s bookshelf and books to Catholic Charities. D2: Worldwide stocked the shelves with books donated through their Building Budding Brains book donation program. Additionally, new books were purchased with a grant from the Siouxland Community Foundation!

The bookshelf was built and donated by Ernest Colt and apprentices of the Carpenter’s Union Local#948, with artwork by Dave Parker and with materials purchased with the Community Foundation grant.

The books will be displayed in the lobby of Catholic Charities and available for children and families who are waiting for their appointments. The hope is that the children and families can utilize books for entertainment while they wait instead of electronic devices, and can even build their own home libraries, as all books are free for families to take home with them.

This will be the 24th Prime Age to Engage bookshelf placed in the community since 2018! To see a full list of current bookshelf locations, visit the 0-3 website: https://primeagetoengage.com/bookshelflocations

0-3: Prime Age to Engage is a joint effort between 70 planning partners in the Siouxland area including the Sioux City Community School District, SHIP, the Siouxland Community Foundation,  United Way of Siouxland and Source for Siouxland.