Monday, March 15, 2010

Children continuing to ‘Read Across America’

Children are continuing to Read Across America, figuratively, that is. The special reading event entails children reading books that are set in specific states or are about a state. After reading each book, they may place a sticker within the state’s boundaries on a giant map of the United States at the Warrenton Library throughout March.

Once they have read at least five books about, or set in, five different states, children will receive a small toy or coupon and may choose a gift book to keep. Suggested “state” titles are posted in the children’s room at the Warrenton Library.

Fauquier County Public Library's Read Across America event was inspired by the National Education Association (NEA) Read Across America program, which encourages children to read all year long through special events. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

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