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BookSpring Announces the 2011 Read-A-Thon Dates
January 24-February 4, 2011
In 2010, Austin area students read more than 1.5 Million Pages and raised over $134,000 to benefit BookSpring literacy programs.
More Info. Mark your calendar for 2011 Read-A-Thon
Join BookSpring for a special night ,Wednesday April 21, for The Austin Playhouse performance of Steve Martin’s Picasso at the Lapin Agile.
6:30 hors d’oeuvres and cash bar, 7:30 play
Proceeds benefit BookSpring’s mission to champion early literacy to empower children with a lifelong love of reading.
For more information: BookSpring Benefit at Austin Playhouse
Looking for the perfect home for your children’s used books?
Shelves cluttered with gently loved children’s books?
Clean those shelves, box up the books, or host a book drive and call
BookSpring places gently used books into the hands of children through 29 medical clinics located throughout the Greater Austin area. Children who may not otherwise have books in their homes, visit clinics, select children’s books and depart from a doctor visit happy and anxious to READ their new treasure!
On behalf of BookSpring, Zavala second grader, Natalie Santander, accepted $500 pledge from Sylvan Learning Centers for her efforts during the 2010 Read-A-Thon. Representing Sylvan Learning, Mark Strama presented Natalie with the check and a certificate praising Natalie’s accomplishment in reading 500 pages.
In January, during a visit to Zavala for the Read-A-Thon Kick-Off, Mr. Strama challenged the students in Mrs. Raspberry’s class to read as many pages as they could during the Read-A-Thon. Taking the challenge a step further, Mr. Strama pledged a DOLLAR per page to BookSpring for the student who read the most pages.
Natalie, listening very carefully, was inspired by the challenge and carefully recorded her reading each and every day for two weeks. At the conclusion of the event, Natalie presented her pledge envelope to the librarian and reminded Mrs. Crosby of the challenge offered by Sylvan Learning Centers.
Natalie accepted her certificate and the $500 check on behalf of BookSpring. Sylvan’s support and Natalie’s hard work ensure that fellow Zavala classmates will receive brand new books through the Reading Is Fundamental program.
During RIF week offered three times a year, Natalie knows her efforts helped bring the new books provided to her fellow students!
Good job Natalie and thank you Sylvan Learning for helping to instill the love of reading!