Posted by Tim Kelley on Mar 28, 2021
Rotary Readers is our annual literacy project where we give 2 reading books and a backpack to Reading Public Schools students in kindergarten and first grade.  Over 550 literacy bags were delivered by Rotarians to the five Reading elementary schools.  We delivered them to the school offices.  In non-pandemic times, we would schedule Rotarians to read to each class.  This year we are doing the reading virtually.
This literacy project has been adapted from our previous dictionary, then thesaurus giveaways.  We heard from teachers that they preferred to have the younger students receive reading books.
This is one of our most rewarding and fun projects to bring these bookbags into the classrooms.  Here's hoping that 2022 will allow us to get back into the schools to read.  (Mask up and stay safe, all!)
We are still looking for readers.  If you can record a video of yourself reading a book appropriate for K or Grade 1, please send it to Tim this week..