Jane Averill Community Reading Day Friday, October 6, 2017
The Hyde Park/Kenwood Community Action Council (HPKCAC) will have a community-wide reading event. This event will celebrate all the diversity around us, supporting literacy among our youngest, and fostering further ties between our schools and our community members.

Volunteers will spend approximately 20-30 minutes at a Chicago public school in Hyde Park/Kenwood, reading to small groups in the youngest classrooms, (pre-k or kindergarten) followed by a tour of the school. Volunteers will read the children’s book, We All Sing with the Same Voice, a favorite of Jane Averill, Hyde Park resident, long-time educator, and HPKCAC member.

The HPKCAC will provide a liaison at each school as a contact person for the volunteers, who will contact you with details about the time and location.

We need donations to reach our goal of providing a copy of the book to each child who is read to that day. We are partnering with 57th Street Books and we would like to raise $2500 to cover the cost of 500 books. Donations for the Jane Averill Community Reading Day can be made via cash or check at 57th Street Books (1301 E. 57th St.).

You can donate online at: https://www.semcoop.com/jane-averill-community-reading-day

It is our hope we will recruit community members beyond those folks who are already volunteering in the schools.

Please sign-up below to volunteer. THANK YOU!

For more information, please contact the HPKCAC: hydeparkcac@gmail.com or http://hydeparkcac.blogspot.com/

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Communicate with the HPKCAC liaison for details about the school site through email or phone.

Pick up a copy of the book at 57th Street books prior to the event and practice reading aloud (tips provided). Book will be available after Tuesday, September 25, 2017.

57th Street Books
1301 E. 57th St. // Chicago, IL 60637
773.684.1300 // fiftysev@semcoop.com
Hours: 10-8 daily

You can now donate online for the Jane Averill Community Reading Day!
Donate here: https://www.semcoop.com/jane-averill-community-reading-day
All donations need to be made by September 20th. Donations can also be made in person at (or mailed to) the above address.

Arrive at the school at a given time (specific to each school) on October 6, 2017.

Read aloud the book, a favorite of Jane Averill's, We All Sing with the Same Voice, which celebrates diversity and inclusion, to a small group of young (pre-k or kindergarten) students.

Distribute any donated books to the children after the read-aloud.

Participate in a tour of the school after the reading, as organized by school leaders.

Consider future volunteer opportunities in our schools!

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