In an effort to increase the number of children entering school prepared to learn, read and succeed, the South Sound Reading Foundation exists to ensure that every child is read with 20 minutes a day starting at birth. Reading just 20 minutes a day promotes healthy brain development, family bonding and success in school.
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Readers are Leaders 2014
Join the South Sound Reading Foundation, Award Winning Political Reporter, Austin Jenkins and Master of Ceremonies Olympian Publisher George Le Masurier at the READERS ARE LEADERS breakfast and support literacy and reading in the South Sound.
One hundred plus regional leaders committed to literacy, learning and our community will attend.
When: Thursday, April 17th, 7:00-9:00 a.m.
Where: The View Point at West Bay Marina directly beneath TugBoat Annie’s (2100 West Bay Dr NW, Olympia, WA 98502)
Also featuring: The Shirlee Lehnis Literacy Champion Award for Youth and The Lois Asay Literacy Champion Award for Adults. These awards go to the youth and adult in our community who have done something extraordinary to promote literacy.
We hope you will join us and promote literacy and school readiness. If you can’t make it we always accept donations. All funds help us provide our important literacy programming.
To sponsor please e-mail Jennifer at firstname.lastname@example.org, 360 412 4499.
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Barnes and Noble's Holiday Book Drive
Through December, Barnes and Nobel is hosting it's annual holiday book drive. Shop at Barnes and Dobel and purchase a book or two fro the foundation and/or Madison Elementary. Last year Barnes and Nobel collected over 2,700 new books. FANTASTIC! Thank you Rhonda and crew!
Celebrate Literacy the South Sound way at Books by the Bay 2013
Award-winning authors and illustrators: Richard Jesse Watson, Linda Bailey, Craig Orback, Susan Blackaby and Jeff Shaffer (books available for sale by Barnes & Noble Booksellers).
Fabulous literacy silent auction includes: over 40 other fantastic items like tickets to museums, zoos, EMP, the Pacific Science Center, fantastic books baskets, and so much more… a great opportunity for early holiday shopping!
When: Thursday, September 26th, 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: Olympia Yacht Club, 201 Simmons St NW Olympia, WA 98501
Each year the South Sound Reading Foundation invites you to participate in their literacy celebration to support their mission; ensuring all children are read with and, or are reading 20 minutes a day. Reading just 20 minutes a day promotes the healthy brain development, family bonding and school readiness all children need to read and succeed.
The Reading Foundation does this important work by educating and reminding children, youth and families about the importance of reading though community awareness campaigns and family education programming and by distributing free books so that every family, every child has the tools they need to read and succeed. The reading foundation distributes over 60,000 books each year and with each book they share the important reading message.
To order tickets call: 360-412-4499 or email: email@example.com
READERS ARE LEADERS
Join the South Sound Reading Foundation, Secretary of State Kim Wyman and Master of Ceremonies Dick Pust at the READERS ARE LEADERS breakfast and support literacy and reading in the South Sound.
April 11, 7:30-9:00, ViewPoint at West Bay Marina.
Featuring “What was the Book that Got YOU Hooked?” We are asking community leaders and policy makers to tell us about the book that got them hooked. You know… the book that was so captivating it propelled into the world of books and reading?
Also featuring the Shirlee Lehnis Literacy Champion Award for Youth and the Lois Asay Literacy Champion Award for Adults. These awards go to the youth and adult in our community who have done something extraordinary to promote literacy.
We hope you will join us in our attempts to promote literacy and school readiness by attending this event. If you can’t make it we always accept donations. All funds help us provide our important literacy programming.