Lil’ Miss Story Hour was founded and directed by Vanessa Little in 2019. We are a grass roots, Colorado Springs, Colorado-based donation-run educational organization, providing literacy themed programming and entertainment for children. We host monthly community story times that present a diverse range of children's literature, written and illustrated by a variety of amazing authors and illustrators, specifically from diverse communities and supports DEI ideology. The underrepresentation of diverse characters in children’s picture books and children’s literature is significant, and we want to change the narrative of the kind of books selected for children’s events. Thus, our main mission is to ensure that the children in this country know it is possible to access books with characters who look like them.
Lil’ Miss Story Hour strives to foster imagination through literature and the Arts by ensuring that children see themselves represented in the books that they read. These efforts cannot take effect without the support of all of the members in our community. Due to an unexpected three month hospitalization last fall of Lil' Miss Story Hour's founder, Vanessa Little, we were unable to hold our fall FUNraiser in October 2022. Hence, this Spring, we are working double time to make up for last Fall. So, this year's Spring 2023's FUNraiser will run a few weeks longer from March 12, 2023 through April 30, 2023 as we need to raise extra funds for the Spring and Summer events season. This Spring, our goal will be $10,000, and we would greatly appreciate your sponsorship!
Your generous donations will go to helping us cover artists stipends, venue space costs, and books and art materials. Your sponsorship will also ensure the ability for Lil' Miss Story Hour to continue bringing rich, intergenerational literacy and arts programming to the children of Colorado Springs and their families.
Thank you so much for your time, consideration, and support of Lil' Miss Story Hour, literacy, and the Arts!