Lisa Habighorst talks about how Spread the Word Nevada provides home libraries to students.
Courtesy of FOX5 Vegas – KVVU
This segment was filmed during the adoption of our 40th school, Gordon M. McCaw Elementary School!
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Spread the Word Nevada’s Nevada Reading Week Efforts to Kick Off with the Australian Bee Gees
Who: Spread the Word Nevada leading Southern Nevada in Nevada Reading Week participation. In 1987, the Nevada Department of Education began a statewide initiative for teachers and librarians to celebrate reading through shared thematic activities. And for the past decade, the literacy nonprofit has been instrumental in securing guest readers to participate by visiting its adopted elementary schools, reading to classrooms and talk about the relevance of books and career choices.
What: Local celebrities and members from Win-Win Entertainment, community leaders, political dignitaries and members of the community are joining Spread the Word Nevada to participate in the week-long observance of Nevada Reading Week – February 29 – March 4, 2016. This tremendous week will be kicked off by the Australian Bee Gees visiting Wynn Elementary. They will read to several classrooms, entertain the students with their musical wonders and talk about the importance of literacy and the exciting world of musicians.
When: 11am – Noon on February 29th, 2016
Where: Elaine Wynn ES
5655 Edna Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89146
About Spread the Word Nevada
Spread the Word Nevada, Inc., is a children’s literacy nonprofit, 501(c) (3) corporation, dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands and homes of children within Southern Nevada’s at-risk, low income communities. While developing a love of reading, these libraries promote future academic achievement and self-confidence, which impacts lifelong success. Since 2001, Spread the Word Nevada has distributed more than 3 million gently used and new books to approximately 387,000 low-income youth in Southern Nevada. Please visit www.SpreadTheWordNevada.org to learn more about program details or call at (702) 564-7809. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.