Your Name and Title: Maricela Leon-Barrera, Literacy Manager
Library, School, or Organization Name: San Francisco Public Library
Area of the World from Which You Will Present: San Francisco, CA
Language in Which You Will Present: English
Target Audience(s): Librarians interested in reading interventions
Short Session Description (one line): Exploring the COVID impact on FOG Readers, a program for struggling readers in grades 1-4 and how it expanded its reach.
Full Session Description (as long as you would like): FOG Readers is a program for struggling readers in grades 1-4 serving established in 2016 at the San Francisco Public Library. During the pandemic, the concerns about student literacy development heightened, yet the in-person model was not possible in quarantine. The program was reimagined and implemented virtually and now has expanded reach in both virtual and in-person formats.
Websites / URLs Associated with Your Session: www.sfpl.org/fog