Earlier this summer, the Outdoor Reading Room at the Pool, sponsored by Verona C.H.I.L.D., opened its doors to dozens of young readers. Staffers Luke Fess, a graduate of Verona High School and Rutgers University and an aspiring author, and VHS junior Maddi Britch, spent their afternoons helping young readers find the right books that would take them on amazing adventures, all while sitting by the pool. In addition, they fostered a love of reading and story telling with a daily story hour and creative writing sessions.
During the five weeks that the Reading Room was open, each registered reader kept a log of the number of minutes they read. C.H.I.L.D. would like to congratulate the two readers who read the most minutes: Regina Waldron and Olivia Tedesco. Both girls received gift certificates to Game Stop and Watchung Booksellers.
Verona C.H.I.L.D. is committed to opening the door to the world of reading for all children. It is our hope that each child who picked up a book from the Reading Room at the Pool found the spark that leads to a lifelong love of reading. We already have exciting plans in store for summer 2015—stay tuned.
For more information about Verona C.H.I.L.D. (Children Having Individual Learning Differences), a parent organization for the Verona School District, visit C.H.I.L.D.’s website, or email [email protected].