I love to read. I love books. When I think about why, one very vivid picture comes to mind. I am a little girl, sitting on the porch swing at my grandma’s house having a “tea party.” I actually have no idea if there was tea at these events, but I am positive that there were books, piles and piles of books, most of them purchased at garage sales. I am a reader because of those moments.
According to the National Commission on Reading, “The single most significant factor influencing a child’s early educational success is an introduction to books and being read to at home prior to beginning school.” This holds true for children of all ages. It’s important for kids to see adults reading.
The New Carlisle - Olive Township Public Library is holding its first-ever community reading event called READ! New Carlisle. We are going to read together.
We are inviting everyone to gather at Memorial Park and read. Bring your family, your friends, a chair to sit on, a blanket to relax on, and books. If you need something new to read, we will have a small collection of books and magazines for you to choose from. Then- spend an hour reading with your community. We will be joined by educators, firefighters, police officers, and others who believe that the best way to create a community of readers is to READ. We hope you will join us at Memorial Park on Sunday, June 9th from 2-3 p.m. eastern.