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It’s that special time of the year again, to celebrate the joy of reading with Jumpstart’s Read for the Record! Jumpstart is an organization that understands the importanc e of volunteerism to change the lives of preschool children. In 2006 Jumpstart created an international campaign to bring preschool children and their caregivers together to read the same book on the same day.
At Jumpstart they “know that reading aloud with preschool children lays the groundwork for strong literacy skills and future success in school and in life.” Read for the Record is one of the many initiatives they take to bring attention to the importance of early literacy.
The West Palm Beach Public Library is honored to take part in this international campaign; we invite you to join us on Thursday, October 8, 2009; come in any time that day to read The Very Hungry Caterpillar by award -winning author and illustrator, Eric Carle , to children.
Last year the record was broken as nearly 700,000 readers shared the story Corduroy by Don Freeman, so let’s break the record again for a goal of 1 million. If you can’t join us on October 8, 2009, then just pledge to read with us on that day from your home/organization.
Until we meet again,
Remember, Reading is Awesome!