Family Literacy Month
November declared literacy month by city and county
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.
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.