Monday, September 24, 2012

Read for the Record on Oct. 4

Read for the Record OCTOBER 4

Richmond Public Library will be joining in with millions of others to read  Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad as part of JumpStart's Read for the Record. Come by for storytime or check out one of the Ladybug Girl books to read on your own!

Jumpstart’s premiere national campaign Read for the Record, presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one day of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education. On October 4th, people across the country will be encouraged to read the children’s book Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad, by David Soman and Jacky Davis, in support of Jumpstart’s mission to work towards the day that every child in America enters school prepared to succeed.
In 2011, 2.2 million people participated in Jumpstart’s Read for the Record. We hope you’ll help us break that record by pledging to read Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad on October 4th!
Campaign Impact
Each year, the campaign has shone a national spotlight on America's early education achievement gap and highlighted Jumpstart's programs as a way to address this crisis. Since 2006, the campaign has:
  • Engaged 7 MILLION children
  • Raised more than $7 MILLION for early education programs
  • Provided more than 1,000,000 books for children in low-income neighborhoods
Campaign History
In 2006, Jumpstart launched the first Read for the Record campaign with the classic story The Little Engine that Could. Jumpstart began the morning of that campaign day on NBC's TODAY Show, which has become a proud tradition. Jumpstart’s supporters helped set a new record for reading the same book on the same day, and in the process, created a national forum for concerned citizens to voice their support of early education.

Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by David Soman and Jacky Davis

2012 Jumpstart's Read for the Record Campaign Book -- A girl named Lulu, otherwise known as Ladybug Girl, gathers her friends Bumblebee Boy, Dragonfly Girl, and Butterfly Girl for some imaginary fun. Lulu and her friends learn about friendship, feelings, and courage.

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