Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Coast to Coast Reading Day - 9/27/2008

Peggy Yost, Branch Manager, Fairfield Civic Center Library, Solano County California alerted librarians and others across America about Coast to Coast Reading Day. Here is what Peggy says:

If you are not familiar with the Baldwin brothers, I would like to introduce you to these remarkable teens and their plan for a Coast to Coast Reading Day on September 27, 2008, the National Day of Service. Kyle and Brady Baldwin are passionate about spreading the joy of reading by giving away books to less fortunate children. For more information about the boys’ work, see their website at MyOwnBook. If you would like to participate in the event, it is easy:

1.Make a commitment to read to K-3rd grade children on 9/27/08 in the capitol city of your state (or any city!)
2. Publicize it
3. Tell the Baldwins if you need books to hand out, and if so how many
4. Read aloud a book or two to children
5. If possible & willing, the librarians/volunteers could let the children pick books out for their very own book.
6. Tell us how the event went

The Baldwins can be reached by writing to kyleandbrady @ or by phone (707-864-4046). Here is what they say:

“We are not looking for a big time commitment- plus reading aloud to children is fun & easy. Hopefully you can get a bevy of librarians from across the nation involved! We'd certainly appreciate it. Thank you for your support & efforts.”

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