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What is Ready To Read?
Ready To Read is a new literacy focused program sponsored by the Library Foundation and is committed to ensure that every child is equipped with the tools necessary to read successfully in kindergarten. Through volunteer engagement and active partnerships with community focused organizations Ready To Read will empower a generation of young readers. Additionally, Ready To Read will educate the community on the services available at the library to support families in becoming life-long readers.
Why is it important?
Literacy is defined as having the ability to read and write. These two concepts are the building blocks for children to become fully developed and engaged adults. Children who are strong readers perform better in school and become lifelong learners. Experts estimate that nearly 40 percent of U.S. 4th graders do not achieve basic levels of reading proficiency. This tragedy develops children that may never fully participate in American society and creates a divide in opportunities for future education and employment opportunities.
What does Ready To Read provide?
- 5,000 Ready To Read literacy kits to children throughout the county
- 250 reading activity kits for local early childhood center partners
- 24 mini libraries and learning stations to community partners
- Education on the practices of Every Child Ready to Read
- Volunteer opportunities to help promote the importance of literacy
Want to support Ready To Read?
There are several ways to support and serve Ready To Read. The Foundation is always looking for:
- Volunteers to support the overall program
- Individuals to lead book donation events
- Partners to receive Ready To Read Literacy Kits
- Individuals committed to literacy and teaching others
If you are interested to learn more about Ready To Read and how you can become involved, please contact Tony Bryan at email@example.com.
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to read 20 minutes a day!
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