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Posted on: October 23, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Wellington Takes Part in National Read for the Record Campaign

Councilman Reading to children at school during Read for the Record

In celebration of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, Wellington’s Council will read books to hundreds of local children. As part of the world’s largest shared reading experience, Council will visit Wellington schools and learning centers on Thursday, November 7, 2019, to read this year's campaign book, Thank You, Omu!  by Oge Mora.

“Wellington is proud to be a part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record,” said Village Manager Paul Schofield. “We look forward to helping Jumpstart break another world record—and most importantly, inspiring kids to develop a love of reading.”

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a national campaign launched over a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten.  Read for the Record inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action toward transformative change in early education, and puts books in the hands of more children across the country.

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