English for Families

English for Families, Orange County Library System

Questions? Contact:

April Myerscough
Public Programs Coordinator
[email protected]

What is English for Families?

Florida Humanities has expanded its new English for Families pilot program for 2022. English for Families is a multi-week series of interactive classes for parents and children that cultivates English vocabulary and literacy skills through strategic and fun story reading.

Developed in partnership with the Orange County Library System (OCLS), English for Families is specifically designed to improve the language proficiency of individuals whose native language is not English (ESOL). The program provides essential reading strategies for children to achieve success in the classroom while simultaneously developing adults’ basic language skills and confidence.

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Orange County Library System (OCLS)

This program was developed with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

“OCLS is excited about expanding our English for Families program to more Florida libraries to help families develop their English literacy skills. Learning English together in a fun and engaging way strengthens family bonds and helps lay a path for individual success at work, at school and in the community.”

— Danielle King, Chief Branch Officer, Orange County Library System

“OCLS is excited about expanding our English for Families program to more Florida libraries to help families develop their English literacy skills. Learning English together in a fun and engaging way strengthens family bonds and helps lay a path for individual success at work, at school and in the community.”

— Danielle King, Chief Branch Officer, Orange County Library System

Recent Awardees

Florida Humanities is excited to extend the English for Families program to four new libraries across the state and continuing our partnership with three 2021 host locations.

  • Broward County Libraries (Broward)
  • New Port Richey Public Library (Pasco)
  • Orange County Library System (Orange)
  • Osceola County Libraries (Osceola)
  • Palm Springs Public Library (Palm Beach)
  • Sarasota County Libraries (Sarasota)
  • Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative (Hillsborough)
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Hillsborough County

Tampa-Hillsborough County Public Library Cooperative

Resources for Current Partners

Cash Request Form

Please use this Cash request form to request funds for your English for Families contract. Please note that the final 10% of the award will be paid upon completion of all programming and approval of final reports.

Cash Request Form

Digital Contract Change Request Form

Please use this form to formally submit your proposed contract change, including all programmatic and/or budget changes. All proposed contract changes must be sent to Florida Humanities at least two weeks prior to change for approval.

Contract Change Request Form

REQUIRED ACKNOWLEDGMENT & DOWNLOADABLE LOGOS

Awarded funds are provided through Florida Humanities with funds from the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture. All materials publicizing or resulting from award activities must contain an acknowledgment of Florida Humanities and the National Endowment for the Humanities support and carry the appropriate logo.

The acknowledgment must also include the following statement:

“This program is a partnership between the Florida Humanities and [your organization]. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture.”

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