Take 20 and Read Campaign for Literacy
The St. Charles City-County Library Foundation recently launched the TAKE 20 and READ initiative. We believe strongly in the need to raise awareness of the importance of early literacy and help families build the critical literacy skills for children to succeed in school and for adults to continue reading and lifelong learning. Here are a few reasons why:
- Currently 35 percent of children arrive at kindergarten unprepared to learn.
- Reading problems are not outgrown which means students who are struggling readers in the early grades will continue to struggle as adults without proper intervention.
- Reading effectively as an adult directly impacts opportunities in all aspects of life, ranging from education and job preparedness to self-esteem and quality of life.
Can you spare 20?
Help the Library Foundation enhance reading skills with your pledge to TAKE 20 and READ. Join our campaign that challenges everyone to read 20 minutes every day. Take the Pledge today!
Register online at www.take20andread.org or in any St. Charles City-County library branch and begin reading right away. Convenient online reading logs will track your progress or you can complete a paper log if you prefer. An online customizable “timer” option is also available to engage children and make their TAKE 20 reading time even more fun. After reading 20 minutes for 28 days, submit your log by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand in the paper form at any St. Charles City-County Library Branch. Upon submission, you will be entered in a quarterly drawing for an iPad Mini.
Share TAKE 20 and READ with Others
Sign up your whole family. Read to your children and grandchildren,
read for yourself
, read for your community. Our goal is aggressive. We want 100,000 people to take the pledge so that we can truly make a difference. Like us on Facebook for more updates.