Celebrate Literacy Hopkins County

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    Celebrate Literacy Hopkins County

    Hopkins County Literacy Celebration is held each year in March. It is held in conjunction with Kentucky Literacy Celebration Week, an annual collaboration among several institutions. The week celebrates accomplishments in literacy and focuses on challenges we still face as a state.

    Local initiatives have included the Book It! 5K Run/Fun Walk, which kicks off the celebration each fall. The event raises awareness of literacy and the importance of reading. Participants are given a book at the finish line.

    The idea behind Birdhouse Libraries is that patrons will “take a book and get a book.” At least 17 libraries have been placed throughout Hopkins County. Click the link for a list of locations.

    The “Ask Me” Button project provides Literacy Celebration bracelets to schoolchildren in preschool through 5th grade. Tables will be set up at advertised locations around the county. Any student wearing the bracelet who goes to a table and asks a volunteer will be allowed to pick out a free book.

    Book Drives are conducted by the Gifted and Talented Programs in the elementary schools to collect new and “gently used” reading material. These books will be placed in the Birdhouse Libraries and given to schoolchildren through the “Ask Me” Button project.

     

    To Help:

    We need volunteers to serve on the Literacy Celebration Committee, build Birdhouse Libraries and help during events. If you are interested, please contact Peggy Stirsman at pstirsman@twc.com or 270-836-3766 or Lori Harrison at lori.harrison@hopkins.kyschools.us.

     

    5K participants look at book table

     

     GT teacher and students sort books for book drive  

     

     

     

     

     

     

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