Jumpstart's "Read for the Record" worked to break last years goal of 2.4 million students participants
"Reading unlocks the future for Lake County children and the School District and Library System are teaming up to ensure every student in Lake County has the key to success," according to Lake County School's Superintendent Dr. Susan Moxley.
Tuesday the Lake County Schools and the Lake County Library System forged a new partnership to ensure every child has an opportunity to excel in the classroom and beyond. Before the announcement from the library system and school district, kindergarten and first-grade students from Grassy Lake Elementary and Minneola Charter Elementary gathered in the auditorium of Lake Minneola High School to participate in Jumpstart's "Read for the Record."
According to Brian Payne, Community Resource Liaison for the schools, 324 readers participated in the Lake Minneola event.
The annual reading initiative mobilizes millions of children and adults to celebrate literacy in an effort to break the world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day. On Tuesday people across the country united in big cities, small towns, and everywhere in between to read the children's book "Bunny Cakes," by bestselling author and illustrator, Rosemary Wells.
Each year, Read for the Record comes alive through to countless reading events in schools, libraries, offices, and homes across the country. Last year 2.4 million students participated in the program. The oak was to break that record this year.
For more information about Jumpstart's Read for the Record, log on to www.jstart.org/campaigns/read-record
Dr. Susan Moxley and Paul Alford, Manager of the Public Resource Department of the Lake County Library System forged a partnership to help build literacy in the schools. (Photo by Mike Corradino)