20th Annual Community Reading Day


The 20th Annual Community Reading Day will take place this year on Thursday, April 28th in second grade classrooms throughout Wayne County. This program is unique in that all across Northeast Pennsylvania at 9:15 a.m., students will be read to by individuals from our local businesses and organizations who hope to spark the imagination and desire to become a life-long reader in our youth. Many of the volunteers have been committed to the program for numerous years not only because of the value for the children, but because it is an enjoyable and rewarding experience for them.

Community Reading Day is sponsored regionally by the Greater Pittston Chamber of Commerce, Greater Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, Greater Wilkes-Barre

Chamber of Commerce, Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce, South Valley Chamber of Commerce, and The Chamber of the Northern Poconos.

Boyds Mill Press, the trade division of Highlights for Children, Inc., will supply the books for all the volunteer readers. The books will be chosen based on reading level and age appropriateness. After the reading on April 28th the book will be given to the teacher to keep in the class library.

For information on this program and other programs and activities provided through The Chamber, please call 570-253-1960, email jeralyn@northernpoconoschamber.com or visit www.northernpoconoschamber.com