Mullica Hill, NJ October 15, 2015 – Friends School Mullica Hill today announced plans to host a volunteer reading event supporting Read Across the Globe, an initiative that brings the power of volunteers together to impact literacy in our communities.
Read Across the Globe is a one-day reading event that will be held on Monday, Oct. 19, 2015 to raise awareness of the worldwide literacy crisis. One of the goals of the initiative is to set a new Guinness World Record for most children read to by an adult in 24 hours. Volunteers, educators, and partners in every time zone will read to children to shine a light on literacy. The book chosen is Farmer Will Allen and the Growing Table, written by Jacqueline Briggs Martin and illustrated by Eric-Shabazz Larkin, and is perfectly suited for the K-12 audience.
Participants must have volunteers, witnesses and timekeepers to fulfill Guinness World Book guidelines. Schools and library branches across New Jersey including Friends School Mullica Hill, Cherry Hill Township Elementary, Middle and High Schools, Monongahela Middle School (Deptford) and the Gloucester County Library System (Mullica Hill and Logan Branches), have signed up for the event.
“We are thrilled to participate in this event, as this connects perfectly with our Year of the Garden focus on helping students to learn more about gardening in various communities,” says Beth Reaves, Head of School for Friends School Mullica Hill. She continued, “We are also excited to help break a world record, raising awareness of reading to children.”
For more information visit: www.pointsoflight.org/readacrosstheglobe