FWISD AND FORT WORTH LIBRARY JOIN IN LITERACY INITIATIVE
What: FWISD and Fort Worth Library announce the Year-Round Reading Program
When: Thursday, December 13, 2012, 9:30 a.m.
Where: Fort Worth East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge Street, 76112
Visuals: Superintendent Dansby, Mayor Price, Ms. Robinson reading to groups of elementary students
Summary: On Thursday, December 13, 2012 the Fort Worth ISD and the Fort Worth Library unveiled the Year-Round Reading Program during a reading event at the East Regional Library, 6301 Bridge Street.
The Year-Round Reading Program is intended to boost literacy rates, decrease school drop-out rate and improve academic achievement by encouraging students to read every day.
The project is a partnership between the FWISD, Fort Worth Library, City of Fort Worth, United Way of Tarrant County, Red Oak Foundation and Tarrant County Literacy Coalition.
“Strong readers are essential to the city’s future,” said Library Director Dr. Gleniece Robinson, “and strong readers are created by reading 365 days a year.”
For over 40 years, the Fort Worth Library has hosted a summer reading program to promote reading, learning and self-improvement. This expanded program will reach beyond the summer months and feature innovative programs, workshops and events
Encouraging daily reading
Awareness of literacy benefits to the community
Unity in addressing the issue of literacy
Expand educational opportunities
Improve the workforce.
Establishing a culture of reading, learning and self-improvement.
For more information contact Chris Dennis, Communications Specialist at 817 266-0045 or Chris.Dennis@FortWorthLibrary.org.
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