Bloomfield – How It All Started…

After many years as a reading teacher in Bloomfield, Elizabeth Mosher saw a real need to encourage a love of reading long before children start school. In fall 2007 she received a grant from the Wayne Finger Lakes Teachers’ Resource Center to fund her dream, “Bloomfield’s Budding Readers Program”. Elizabeth’s idea was to start at birth and bring all the materials needed to grow a reader right to the parents’ door. Since then the program has blossomed, reaching many new parents and their babies.**

In 2009, leadership of the Bloomfield Program passed to Ann Rosati, a retired colleague from Bloomfield Elementary. Ann devoted more than six years nurturing both the Bloomfield Program and the overall Budding Readers Program.

**Early donors who helped keep the momentum going were The Grant Fund and The Spindler Family Foundation.

Bloomfield Today

The Bloomfield program is currently coordinated by Elizabeth Mosher and Linda Farrell, both retired teachers from Bloomfield Elementary. The program provides a free “bundle” of books for babies under 36 months of age, and our Parent Guide, filled with tips on how to cultivate children’s listening, speaking, and reading skills. Books for siblings through age 7 are also included. To date, more than 300 “bundles” have been delivered to families in Bloomfield.

Budding Readers also provides a new book annually for each entering UPK and Kindergarten student at Bloomfield Elementary.

Want to know more about the Bloomfield program?
Know a Bloomfield baby or expectant mom?
Contact Elizabeth or Linda to request a free bundle of books, or place your request here.
Elizabeth: (585) 703-4894, or emosher53@frontier.com.
Linda Farrell: (585) 229-4538 or lindafarrell1@gmail.com.

Bloomfield Public Library

9 Church Street

Hours:
Mon: 2pm – 8pm
Tues: 10am – 8pm
Wed: 2pm – 8pm
Thurs: 10am – 8pm
Fri: 2pm – 7pm
Sat: 10am – 2pm

There’s always a good book waiting for you!