Team Racing to Read: Richelle Rose, Amy Powell and Teresa Curtis
What is Racing to Read?
Racing to Read is an innovative new program designed by the Library to serve preschool children at child care facilities in Kenton County. The goal of the program is to introduce children to books and reading so they are prepared to learn how to read when they enter kindergarten.
The Racing to Read program serves 38 childcare centers and 1,500 children in these centers. Certified teaching staff from the Racing to Read program visit centers monthly. During each visit, Library employees read stories to children, allowing them to interact with books and hear how words are formed. After the stories, children and their caregivers are invited onto the Racing to Read vehicle to check out materials from among the collection of 6,000 items shelved on board the vehicle. In addition to books for children, the program also offers teacher resources and books so that caregivers can continue exposing children to books and reading.
Reading With a Purpose:
Racing to Read’s sticker mosaic is underway! Last year, kids used the sticker board to create the mosaic of a tiger. What will it be this year? Makerspaces are all the rage, but it’s [...]
Just in time for Thanksgiving and fall, Racing to Read has added a Native American themed deposit collection for preschoolers. Request the collection today. 859-962-4062 Written by: Richelle Rose, outreach programmer for the Kenton County [...]
The Racing to Read team is always looking for new and improved ways of serving their teachers and children. We are excited to share with you our latest addition to the van; our revamped “Teacher [...]