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BHA Hosts Summer Reading Program

A wooden bookshelf with books laying on it. Children helping with trash clean up, along with other individuals such as Police officers.

We had a valuable summer of reading with our Bluefield Housing Authority Community. Our office hosted the 100 Days of Reading made possible by a grant from Save The Children. We wanted all children in the community to be able to participate so we created a book location in the middle of our neighborhood at Tiffany Manor.

Children were able to stop in to get a book, make a craft and grab a snack every week. We wanted to be assessable to the kids on a routine basis so we had our "library" open Tuesdays from 2 - 3:30. Every Tuesday, families were able to stop in and choose books to read and keep! The children that participated earned beads for reading and received prizes based on participation and turning in reading logs. Thanks to the support from Community Connections, we were able to provide an outdoor movie night for a reading Incentive.

Bluefield Housing Authority also teamed up with Mercer County Coalition for Healthy Communities and Community Connections to host two community events during the month of July.

On July 7th, the community participated in a trash clean-up with the help of Community Connections and Coalition members. The goal of the event was to help clean up the environment and better the community.

On July 15th, BHA hosted a Safety Day at Tiffany Manor.  Thank you to Community Connections, Bluefield WV Police Department, Bluefield Professional Firefighters Local 347, and Case WV Head Start for a fun day. It was a hot one but the children had fun meeting officers and firemen and learning about safety.

Stay tuned for more community activities.