Fam­ily Lit­er­acy Month

Novem­ber de­clared lit­er­acy month by city and county

The Covington News - - SCHOOL BEAT -

At the be­gin­ning of Novem­ber Cov­ing­ton Mayor Sam Ram­sey and New­ton County Com­mis­sion Chair­man Aaron Varner is­sued a procla­ma­tion declar­ing Novem­ber to be Fam­ily Lit­er­acy Month in the county.

New­ton County houses more than 50 or­ga­ni­za­tions and agen­cies who pro­mote and pro­vide adult ed­u­ca­tion, men­tor school-aged chil­dren and pro­vide read­ing ma­te­ri­als to preschool chil­dren.

Th­e­se­or­ga­ni­za­tion­shave­formed the New­ton County Fam­ily Lit­er­acy Coali­tion to chan­nel re­sources to serve more ef­fec­tively cit­i­zens of all ages who need as­sis­tance with read­ing, writ­ing and learn­ing.

For more in­for­ma­tion about adult lit­er­acy sup­port or read­ing prepa­ra­tion for preschool­ers, visit www.new­ton­reads.org or www. leap­in­to­books.org. If your or­ga­ni­za­tion­would like to be a part of the Fam­ily Lit­er­acy Coali­tion, con­tact New­ton County Reads at (678) 342-7943 or The Learn­ing Cen­ter at (770) 787-2778.

Sub­mit­ted photo

Lead­ers in lit­er­acy: Mem­bers of the New­ton County Fam­ily Lit­er­acy Coali­tion Janet Hodges of New­ton County Reads, left, Lisa Mantz of Kid­sNet and New­ton County Ju­ve­nile Court, Mol­lie Melvin of The Learn­ing Cen­ter and Sarah Miller of Project Re­NeWal watch as New­ton County Board of Com­mis­sion­ers Chair­man Aaron Varner signs a procla­ma­tion declar­ing Novem­ber as Fam­ily Lit­er­acy Month in New­ton County.

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