This week is National Young Readers Week

Daily Journal (Park Hills, MO)
Nov. 10-14 is National Young Readers Week and Central West Elementary will be taking part in the annual event. National Young Readers Week was co-founded in 1989 by Pizza Hut and the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. During the week, many schools recruit local “celebrities” to read aloud a favorite children’s book to classrooms. Julie Scott is the event organizer for Central West Elementary. She said this is great week for students because it reinforces the idea that reading is important at any age and that everybody needs to be good readers for any job. Scott believes this is a good way to get people from the community into the schools and see what is happening as well as making a positive impact on the students. Principal Keith Groom and Tracie Kasey have accepted the “Principal’s Challenge” which helps fire up reading for the entire school by encouraging principals to take one or more days out of the week and read from bell to bell.

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Walter Dean Myers