Parents of children that are 3 to 6 years of age, take note - a week from Saturday, on Feb. 22, a free opportunity to enhance your child’s literacy is happening right here in Nevada.
Sponsored by the local Kiwanis Club, "Read Around the World" will be held at the Nevada Public Library, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. The event, named as it is because of the global reach of Kiwanis organizations and their emphasis on literacy, allows for young children to listen to stories that are read to them by Kiwanis members.
"There is usually a group of four to six Kiwanians, who take turns reading a library book to the children," said Connie Burtnett of the local Kiwanis club. She said both fiction and nonfiction books and short stories are read.
The bonus for the children who attend is that each of them gets to pick out a new book to take home. These books have been purchased by the Kiwanis Club.
This community reading event started seven or eight years ago when Kiwanis members came to the summer reading program at the Nevada Public Library and read to children. Burtnett said some members of the high school Key Club also helped with the reading. It was eventually moved to a Saturday in February - a time of year when it might be nice to get out of the house and have something to do.
Parents (or other adult family members) are asked to attend with their very young children. No registration is required.
"It is an opportunity for parents/families to spend time with their children, listening to books; and it’s a chance to add a new book to your collection," Burtnett said.