Language Resource Fair Saturday at San Mateo Library

Family friendly activities will include Spanish and Mandarin storytelling.

Friends of the Mandarin Scholars is hosting a Language Resource Fair on Saturday, April 6, at the San Mateo Main Library in downtown..

The fair will feature vendors that provide multilingual services and educational opportunities for local children and families.

A free program booklet will include vendor contact information and resources for all attendees.

Family friendly activities will include Spanish storytelling at 2:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Mandarin storytelling at 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  

This will be the fourth resource fair organized by Multilingual Kids, a group of San Carlos, Belmont, and Redwood Shores families who are interested in increasing the language learning opportunities for our school-aged children.

"I am excited that we could partner with FMS to provide this opportunity in the community," Alyssa Herrrera-Set, Multilingual Kids Organizer, said in a statement.

"As a parent, I know it has been a challenge to access all the resources available to ensure that my children have opportunities to learn Spanish and become multilingual and multicultural. It feels wonderful to be able to share these resources with other local families seeking to provide these opportunities to their children," she said.

Established two years ago by parents and community members to support Mandarin education in the San Mateo Foster City School District, Friends of Mandarin Scholars (FMS) was excited about the opportunity to organize what they hope will be an annual partnership with Multilingual Kids.

"We really see this as an invaluable opportunity to build community among families and vendors committed to multilingual education," said T. Van Do, FMS Board Secretary.

"We look forward to showcasing these resources and increasing awareness about our work in the community."  

Interested vendors and participants are encouraged to contact T. Van Do at friendsofmandarinscholars@gmail.com or 650-200-3350.

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