Literacy Projects

To celebrate Literacy Month, the Scranton Rotary Club partnered with the Salvation Army in Scranton and administered a Literacy project to benefit the kids in the after school program at the Salvation Army.  35 elementary aged students and a number of Rotarians met every Thursday evening to read some great books.  The children were each given a copy of the book that was read to them.  One of the first books read was Andy and Elmer's Apple Dumpling Adventure...which promotes Rotary's Four Way Test.  We ended that evening with some homemade apple dumplings. 

Some of the other books that we read to the children were: The Giving Tree, Anansi and the Moss Covered Rock, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, How Do Dinosaurs Get Well?, Alexander and the Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.  And for the older kids: Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing, Emmy and the Incredible Shrinking Rat, Gollywhopper Games, and The Remarkable Mr. Harris.  We also donated 14 various books to help the Salvation Army start-up their own library area. 

The children were given a "link" for each book they read during March, and the student(s) with the most links were given prizes.  A total of 928 books were read by 35 children!     Check out some photos from our evenings at the Salvation Army on our photo album link on this website.