We are proud to purchase and deliver hardcover children’s literature to each 3rd and 4th grade student in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District! After months of collaboration by local teachers, librarians, administrators, and Rotarians, we have selected 3 titles at each grade level from which students can select their favorite book. We will provide a gift of reading to students this spring!
Research has shown that students who are fluent readers by the end of third grade are prepared to succeed academically. On the other hand, students who struggle in reading at the end of third grade are set up to struggle academically. During primary years, students learn to read. Once they enter fourth grade, they read to learn. They need that strong foundation of reading skills in order to be successful learners of all subjects.
Educators, as well as the avid readers among us, know that reading an engaging story or article will encourage more reading. The books we will give to students in April 2022 will be read and discussed during classroom book groups. The titles have been selected with varied interests in mind, so that each student can choose their favorite type of book.
We are grateful to partner with Towne Center Books to purchase lasting hardcover editions that the children can read and reread and add to their home libraries.
Rotarians are invited to deliver books in person to students at their schools, during the second and third weeks of April. Volunteers will be able to sign up for their preferred dates and times next month.
To be prepared, we are asked to complete the online volunteer form that the District requires to allow us to interact with children. (As Rotarians, we have all completed the Youth Service Requirement; each entity has its own specific forms.) Please complete the LVJUSD CiviCore Volunteer Application, checking the box “Classroom or Library” volunteer. Volunteers will need to show proof of COVID vaccination in order to participate at the schools.
For instructions on completing the form, read or download LVJUSD CiviCore Application Instructions.
Thank you for being a part of this project!