Veronica Cluett and Anne Preston hosted an event in the book room of County Kids Read on Thursday April the 18th for Early Childhood Educators. The event was organized by Community Living Prince Edward’s Resource Consultants. Anne spoke with the group about literacy, County Kids Read, and the importance of early childhood development.
Reaching for Rainbows visited the County Kids Read book room last week. Two groups of girls came on separate days and enjoyed looking at books and choosing a book of their very own to take home.
Anne Preston from County Kids Read was the guest speaker at the Wellington Rotary Club this past Thursday. We thank Wellington Rotary for the invitation to talk about our work and for their interest in the program.
Jeremiah Soucie of Kinsip House of Fine Spirts and Anne Preston of County Kids Read celebrate Maple in the County. Kinsip will be donating $1 from the sale of each bottle of their maple syrup to County Kids Read. Thanks, Kinsip!
Terry Miller and Phil St-Jean of the Picton Kinsmen Club present a cheque to Anne Preston of County Kids Read. County Kids Read would like to thank the Kinsmen for their donation and support.
Canadian children’s author, Helaine Becker, visited the grades one and two classes at PECI on Tuesday, March 5th. Helaine read from two of her books, You Can Read and The Sloth at the Zoom, and spoke to the students about reading and writing.
The Baxter Centre and County Kids Read worked together to make this author visit possible. The presentation was a wonderful success.
Maddy Piper and Mercedes Crowe from the ROC, along with Wendy Matthews (County Kids Read) and Liz Bosma Donovan (Wellington Rotary) were in attendance at the Wellington Family Day events at Lehigh Centre last week. County Kids Read provided books to help the Wellington Rotary launch a new free reading program website. The online site helps children with reading skills such as sight word recognition.
Lanny Huff presents Janna Smith from the Arts Council and Anne Preston from County Kids Read with a cheque from the Huff Estate Family Fund. County Kids Read was one of several organizations to receive a grant from the Fund.
On Wednesday, February 20th Anne Preston and Peta Shelton from County Kids Read hosted a visit to the book room by students and staff of the Prince Edward County Learning Centre. The visit acquainted us with the interests and needs of students at The Learning Centre and also gave us a glimpse of the genuine care and consideration that the staff and students show each other.
On Friday, February 1st several Councillors and the Mayor of Prince Edward County visited the County Kids Read book room. Coffee, treats and conversations about literacy filled the room. The low literacy rates in the County and the response to this issue by the County Kids Read project was discussed by volunteers and council.
Thank you to the council for taking the time to visit and learn about County Kids Read.