Introducing… The 3-6-9 Series

Blog Introducing… The 3-6-9 Series

Why 3-6-9? At age 3, we’re helping children develop the vocabulary they need to be school-ready at age 6, and to be able to successfully make the shift at age 9 from learning to read, to reading to learn—so they can succeed in school and in life.

Each talk discusses the value of literacy and different ways to support early childhood learning.

Upcoming talks

Little Free Libraries: Expanding Book Access for All

November 17, 2021, 3pm

Little Free Library book-sharing boxes are an approachable and effective way to bring books to readers in urban, suburban, rural, and Indigenous communities. There are more than 100,000 Little Free Libraries worldwide, in 110 countries and all 7 continents. Through them, millions of books are exchanged each year, profoundly increasing access to books for readers of all ages and backgrounds. In 2020, the LFL nonprofit launched “Read in Color,” an initiative that distributes diverse books through the Little Free Library network to help build greater understanding, empathy, and inclusion.

Greig Metzger is the Executive Director of Little Free Library®, a nonprofit organization that is a catalyst for building community, inspiring readers, and expanding book access through a global network of volunteer-led little libraries. LFL received the 2020 World Literacy Award and was recognized by the Library of Congress, the National Book Foundation and others for its dedication to improving book access for all.  As a senior executive, Greig has directed nonprofits, as well as for-profit organizations in both consumer and B-to-B spaces. A common theme throughout has been change, growth, and momentum creation.  A resident of Woodbury, Minnesota, Greig is a Princeton University graduate, with an AB in Economics, and has an MBA from New York University in Finance.

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