Take the ReadtoME Challenge during the month of February!

Hartland Public Library has become a challenge partner for the Read to ME Program, sponsored by the Maine Department of Education, during the month of February.  Read to ME challenges adults to read to a child/grandchild/favorite kid for 15 minutes daily during the month of February.  Each adult has the option to photograph themselves reading to a child and posting it on the HPL’s Facebook page with a challenge for others to do the same. HPL encourages all it’s patrons (i.e. parents, grandparents, siblings, etc) to take the pledge and read to a child for 15 minutes each day during the month of February!

“Reading aloud to children not only provides a bonding experience with caring adults, but the simple act of reading aloud to child 15 minutes a day for five years results in 27,375 minutes of language exposure which can put children on the path to high literacy achievement. Reading aloud opens up the world to children, helping them build knowledge and vocabulary.  As children’s brains are rapidly developing, one of the greatest gifts we can give them is our time reading aloud.” ~Maine Dept. of Education  Maine.gov

TAKE THE #ReadtoME Challenge
The Read to ME Challenge is a Maine Department of Education public awareness campaign to promote childhood literacy.
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
1. Read with a child or children for at least 15 min.
2. Take a photo or short video of you reading to/with a child.
3. Post it on Hartland Public Library’s  Facebook page or other social network with #ReadtoME and #ReadaloudME.
4. Tag your friends in your post to take the challenge!

Visit www.maine.gov/doe/readtome to learn more.