NOVEMBER 25, 2015
Book fair and literacy event coming up, next
Louisa, KY — The annual ‘Read To Me’ program by Kentucky Power took place Friday, November 20, at area elementary schools in Lawrence County. AEP employees visited various classes and read aloud to the students from books they donated to the school.
Principal of Louisa West Elementary, Debbie Delong, said, “The staff and students of Louisa West are so thankful to partner with Kentucky Power for a wonderful Reading experience! Our students greatly enjoyed “When Charlie McButton Lost Power” by Suzanne Collins, and we thank Kentucky Power for donating the book to our school. It is very important that we model our love for reading for our very young children!”
The Scholastic Book Fair is also coming up at LWES November 30 through December 4, and on Wednesday, December 2, the school will be hosting a family literacy event beginning at 3:15 pm in the cafeteria.
Deanna Farris, of the Lawrence County Public Library Children’s Department, will be reading to the students ‘The Amazing Stevie B,’ a children’s book she wrote and illustrated. Crafts will be available and refreshments will be served.
“We hope all our families can come join us for this fun event” Delong said. The book fair will be open during this time as well.
KENTUCKY POWER EMPLOYEES READ TO AREA SCHOOLS
FRANKFORT, Ky., November 20, 2015 – Kentucky Power employees celebrated Read to Me Day on Friday by reading a book aloud with students at 10 elementary schools in Carter, Lawrence, Martin and Perry counties.
About 30 volunteer readers read “When Charlie McButton Lost Power” by Suzanne Collins, author of the Hunger Games series. Readers visit two or more classrooms at each school, and then donate the book.
The company began its Read to Me Day program in Kentucky in 2003. Since that first day in 2001, Kentucky Power has donated thousands of books to schools and read aloud to thousands of students.
“Our Read to Me Day school partnership is a great way for our employees to be involved in communities where they live and work,” said Allison Barker, Kentucky Power corporate communications manager. “It’s also an opportunity for us to emphasize the important role that reading plays in education and careers.”