All 15 FRP facilitators share in their dedication to wanting all children to enjoy the inspiration of shared knowledge through reading and talking about books with their parents and caretakers.

This commitment leads our volunteers into various family settings where literacy takes root and the family culture is deepened.


  • Adolescent Parenting Program

Sessions take place with teenage parents in the high school during lunch hour once per month throughout the school year. Dates are coordinated with Orange County Department of Social Services social workers.

  • Home Visits Ages 0-5

Books are delivered to parents and young children during home visits.  A child receives five or more new books every six months until he/she starts kindergarten. Visits are coordinated with Family Success Alliance navigators, Orange County Health Department social workers, and HeadStart/Early HeadStart home visitors.

  • Elementary Schools (CHCCS and OC)

We work with teachers of students, generally in grades K-12, to identify students/families who would benefit most from the program. Evening programs start with a meal. Sessions can also be held at schools during the school day.

  • UNC Horizons

UNC Horizons provides residential programming for up to 25 pregnant women or mothers and their children at a time. We meet with the mothers and children once a month in the Chapel Hill Public Library.

  • Neighborhoods

Sessions are held in the daytime or evenings, usually in a clubhouse or community center setting. Ideally, a series of sessions with the same families is held so that impact is greatest.

  • PreK/HeadStart/Early HeadStart

Believing that the earlier family reading begins the better, FRP has expanded into the CHCCS PreK/Headstart and Orange County HeadStart/Early HeadStart programs. Families are invited to literacy sessions where specially selected books are modeled in four different languages (English, Spanish, Burmese, Karen).

  • Refugee Support Center

With the assistance of interpreters, FRP holds monthly sessions for families associated with the Center.

  • Orange Literacy

FRP visits the ESOL and Family Literacy programs once or twice a month to share the importance of reading with children and providing books for home libraries.