Mission: Our mission is to promote reading and improve literacy in Indiana County and surrounding areas. To accomplish this goal, we have formed a liaison with the Indiana Regional Medical Center. A self-produced video, entitled Sowing Seeds for Success, and informational brochures highlighting the benefits of reading to children are made available to all parents whose babies are born at the Indiana Regional Medical Center. Before the parent and newborn are discharged from the maternity ward, each family is given a copy of My Shining Star, a children’s story written by award winning author Rosemary Wells. Parents are also given the opportunity to receive a free one year subscription to Babybug, a looking /listening magazine for infants and toddlers.