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What is Ready To Read?
Ready To Read is a literacy-focused program sponsored by the Library Foundation and 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 empowers a generation of young readers. Additionally, Ready To Read educates the community on the services available at the library to help families become 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.
What does Ready To Read provide?
- 7,000 Ready To Read literacy kits to children throughout the county
- 12 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
- Download Book Drive Tool Kit
If you are interested to learn more about Ready To Read and how you can become involved, please contact Karen Guccione-Englert at email@example.com.
Our mini libraries allow kids to enjoy books and educational toys in 12 partner locations across the county.
|We appreciate the wonderful new books donated through book drives hosted by businesses, service organizations, scout groups and others who want to help the Library Foundation's literacy initiatives.||
The key to reading proficiency is to start early...the day your child is born! An early literacy kit helps new parents prepare for their role as their child's first teacher.
Reading together encourages a child to associate reading with love and comfort.
The more words a child hears, the larger the child’s vocabulary and the more likely he or
she will be a proficient reader. Try reading together for at least 20 minutes each day!
TAKE THE PLEDGE
to read 20 minutes a day!
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