There's nothing like the joy of getting lost in a good book.
This is the 19th year that Read Aloud Day will unite members of Wilton’s business community, town government, volunteer groups and the community-at-large to help kids establish a lifelong habit of reading.
Set for Tuesday, November 7th, at 9:30 a.m., children, teachers and volunteer readers will all get in on the fun.
An age-appropriate book is selected in advance by the school librarians for volunteers to read in a Kindergarten through Grade 2 classroom.
The books are available to preview at the Wilton Library.
Using words, illustrations, inflection and cadence, storytellers bring the audience along on a fictional journey. At the end of the book, the children engage in a lively discussion and learn more about the reader’s role in the Town of Wilton.
With the generosity and support of Village Market, the book is then donated to the classroom.
“We take great delight in sponsoring Read Aloud Day each year, because it sends students the message that reading is not only important, but fun," said Nancy Dolnier, VP and General Manager of the Village Market in a WEF release. "It is, without question, one of our very favorite community events.”
The current roster includes Wilton First Selectman Bill Brennan, Senator Toni Boucher, and State Representative Gail Lavielle, Board of Education Chairman Bruce Likely and Sandy Dennies, Town of Wilton CFO.
Members of the Wilton Police Department and the Wilton Library will also participate in this literacy event.
“This event illustrates just how actively our community participates in education,” said WEF’s 2013 Read Aloud Day event chair, teacher Marybeth Gioffre Nisco in the release. “We have received an overwhelming response this year from a wide cross-section of Wilton.”The Wilton Education Foundation is dedicated to enriching the learning experience for Wilton students by providing ongoing professional development for teachers, the latest in innovative and interactive teaching tools, support for music and the arts, and “beyond the classroom” experiences to provide our children with the confidence and skills to succeed in college and beyond.