The Family Reading Partnership of Cortland County will once again host "Summer Reading at the Park" at Randall School Park on Wednesdays in July beginning July 11th. Children and families can come choose free books to read at the park and to bring home to keep. "Summer Reading at the Park" will take place from 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Randall Park near the Summer Lunch Program. Children and families can come back on July 18th and July 25th to select additional books to keep. This is the second year of the project, and it’s off to a great start.
The mission of the Family Reading Partnership of Cortland County is to encourage pleasurable family literacy experiences from birth and to provide children in the community with access to books. Volunteers such as Cortland teacher, Christina Caravella and two of Caravella’s daughters, Lucia and Lavinia, have been helping out this summer. “I love the fact that students are taking books to read to their siblings and parents,” Christina Caravella said. “Part of the reason I have been volunteering is that I believe that every kid should have access to books at home. Books have been donated by many local families, teachers in our district, and even as far away as Long Island.”
Other Family Reading Partnership programs include: Books at Birth, Welcome to School, Bright Red Bookshelf, Give the Gift of Family Reading, and Fireside Readings.
We hope to see you at the Randall Park on Wednesday, July 11, 18, and 25, so make sure you head down to Randall School Park to get some books to complete your summer reading list!