in Midlakes....for families in the Midlakes School District
"Today a reader, tomorrow a leader."
- Margaret Fuller
Budding Readers - Midlakes

The Budding Readers Program has been serving the Midlakes community since Fall 2011. More than 220 "bundles of books" have been delivered to Midlakes families! You will find information in your school newsletter, on posters around town, and at both the Clifton Springs Library and the Phelps Community Memorial Library.

Babies, up to 24 months of age in the Phelps-Clifton-Springs School District can receive a free "bundle of books", along with our Parent Guide, which contains tips for reading to babies and young children.  Age-appropriate books for siblings through age 7 are also provided.

Families who have received a bundle of books for their babies are also sent a coupon three times each year (through age 5).
They can bring the coupon to the Phelps or Clifton Springs Library and select a new free book.

Budding Readers also provides a new book for each entering UPK, Kindergarten, and Head Start student in the Midlakes district. 

The Midlakes program was originally created and coordinated by Anne Wyjad and Linda Bolan, who continue to contribute to the Midlakes program and the overall Budding Readers program. However, in 2017, the leadership for the Midlakes program has shifted to Janice Driscoll, retired principal of the Midlakes Intermediate School.

Do you know a Midlakes baby or expectant mom? Contact Janice
to receive a free "bundle of books"d at: or (315) 462 - 3217.
"There are many little ways to enlarge your child's world. Love of books is the best of all."
- Jacqueline Kennedy

Holiday Gifting: Budding Readers regularly gifts brand new children's books that are included in the Christmas Angel packages sponsored by the Clifton Springs Salvation Army, Phelps & Clifton Springs Food Cupboards, and the Phelps Lions Club.