CCS participates in setting two new reading records
Columbus City Schools participated in Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” on Oct. 6.
Children and adults across the country set two new reading records, for the largest shared reading experience and the largest digital reading experience.
Presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation for the sixth consecutive year, Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” is an annual campaign that shares the love of reading with millions of children and families while calling attention to the importance of early education.
To date, more than seven million people have joined local “Read for the Record” celebrations. Jumpstart has raised more than $6 million to support its year-round work in preschools and the Pearson Foundation has donated nearly one million books to local schools, libraries and community organizations in conjunction with the campaign.
This year the Pearson Foundation will donate 50,000 books through a new We Give Books reading campaign, “Read for Our Schools.” Starting Oct. 6, for every book read online as part of the “Read for Our Schools” campaign the Pearson Foundation will donate a brand-new copy of the official “Read for the Record” book – “Llama Llama Red Pajama,” by Anna Dewdney
More than 10,000 schools will receive books through “Read for Our Schools.”
“Llama Llama Red Pajama” is available to read now at www.wegivebooks.org, along with 150 classic children’s books.
For information about Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record,” visit www.wegivebooks.org/readfortherecord.