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One Million Readers!

September 30, 2009

Read for the Record is a campaign sponsored by Jumpstart and the Pearson Foundation.  Last year, 688,000 people gathered at locations around the world to read and listen to the same book on the same day.  This year, they hope to break that record--and you can help them reach their goal of one million readers and listeners by participating in programs at four libraries in Marathon County.

This year's featured book is Eric Carle's classic picture book, The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

Read for the Record programs will be held Thursday, October 8 at these MCPL locations and times:

  • Edgar Library: Preschool Storytime at 9:30 am and a special Family Storytime at 7:00 pm
  • Spencer Library: Special readings at 4:00 & 6:00 pm
  • Stratford Library: Special readings at 1:30 & 3:30 pm
  • Wausau Library: Everyone invited to join the end of Preschool Storytime at 10:55 am to share the book!

Each year, one third of America's children arrive at their first day of school without the skills necessary to succeed at grade level.  Children who miss out on key cognitive, social and emotional experiences have more difficulty keeping pace with their peers.  Jumpstart sponsors Read for the Record to raise public awareness and encourage people to read aloud and introduce children to literature at an early age.  Please join us and become part of a million readers!

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