Family Literacy Focus Project Grant Awarded

The Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) founded in 1973, an affiliate of the American Library Association, has awarded Two libraries as the grant recipients of the Family Literacy Focus Project that promotes multi-generational family literacy and Chinese culture and heritage.

The libraries are the 4S Ranch Branch of the San Diego County Library system and the Porter Ranch Branch of the Los Angeles Public Library. Each grant recipient will receive $500 to promote family literacy at their library beginning in January 2014. The 4S Ranch Branch will focus on awareness about Chinese-American history via Angel Island and more community building around Chinese-American culture, and the Porter Ranch Branch will focus on the culture and custom of Chinese New Year.

For more information about the Family Literacy Focus project please visit the CALA website: or contact Dora Ho, Chair of Family Literacy Focus project, at

Contacts of the grant recipients:

Elizabeth Tracton
Children's Librarian
Los Angeles Public Library
Porter Ranch Branch
11371 Tampa Ave.,
Northridge, CA 91326
(818) 360-5706

June Zhou
Branch Manager
4 S Ranch Library
10433 Reserve Drive
San Diego, CA 92127
(858) 673-4697