Library celebrates Jumpstart’s Read for the Record

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, will take place at the Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library on Thursday, Oct. 3.

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is an annual reading celebration that highlights the need for quality early education in America by mobilizing adults and children to set a record for the largest shared reading experience.

This is an after school event, scheduled for 3:45 to 5 p.m. and is intended for children in grades kindergarten through fifth grade. There will be a read aloud of the book “Otis,” by Loren Long and related activities. Door prizes will be given and snacks will be provided.

“Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a call to action to Americans to recognize the importance of quality early education, especially for our most vulnerable children,” said Joyce Moore, youth services librarian. “When children start behind, they tend to stay behind. The Vermillion Public Library is proud to support this campaign.”

Since the campaign’s inception in 2006, more than nine million people have joined local Jumpstart’s Read for the Record reading celebrations; Jumpstart has raised more than $8 million to support its year-round work in preschools in low-income neighborhoods.

Learn more at www.jstart.org. Learn more about Jumpstart’s Read for the Record at www.jstart.org/readfortherecord.

For more information on this event, contact Joyce Moore at (607) 677-7060 or jamoore@sdln.net.

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