Read For the Record
We Helped Break the World Record!
On Oct. 19th, Friends of the Granite Bay Library was a part of the world’s largest shared reading experience, Read For the Record — bringing together over 2 million people each year in classrooms, libraries, community centers, and homes across the U.S.
This annual campaign was launched over a decade ago to highlight the importance of building early literacy and language skills for EVERY child. Readers in all 50 states and over 60 countries all read aloud the book, Quackers by Liz Wong.
We celebrated this annual child literacy event in partnership with Moms Club of Granite Bay. South Placer Firefighter, David Volk read Quackers aloud, to over 70 children and 40 parents. Each child went home with a copy of the book, donated by MOMS Club of Granite Bay. The families also had the chance to meet Placer County Firefighters and tour their trucks and touch the gear they use to save lives. Volunteers and local residents Carol Lawson, Patty Hagan and Terri Hollister provided fabulously fun face painting and kitten ear headbands for the children. Carolsue Acres designed several arts and crafts projects for the children that lent to the story’s themes of friendship and diversity. National Charity League and Friends volunteers, Susan Belknap and Pam Lorek helped the children with the crafts and handed out free Jamba Juice smoothies to the crowd. It was a great day for our community.