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Kiwanis clubs can help kids get new books

| Jun 07, 2017

iwanis clubs can support a deserving school in their community by sponsoring Scholastic Reading Certificates, which allow each student at the selected school to choose a book of their choice from a Scholastic Book Fair.

Research has proven that independent reading is critical to developing a child's literacy.

Children in lower-income communities rarely have the opportunity to choose books that they want to read and own—and that dramatically decreases the amount of time spent reading for pleasure. Incredibly, the average book-to-child ratio in these communities is 1 age-appropriate book to every 300 children. Even in middle-income neighborhoods the ratio is 13 age-appropriate books to every child.

The Scholastic Reading Certificate program helps fill this void. Kiwanis clubs can support a deserving school in their community by sponsoring Scholastic Reading Certificates, which allow each student at the selected school to choose a book of their choice from a Scholastic Book Fair. To locate a school already hosting a Book Fair, search “Scholastic find a fair” online and enter your zip code. You may also contact us to help arrange a sponsored book fair at a school of your choice.

Contact DiQuaid@Scholasticbookfairs.com, or call (866) 232-3616 to plan a sponsored Scholastic Book Fair.

Learn more about the partnership between Kiwanis International and Scholastic.

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