The Johnson County Library will host the local Wyoming Reads Event this Tuesday, May 14th at Washington Park by the pool beginning at 10:45am.
Library staff and volunteers from the community will read six books to Buffalo's first grade class.
A hot dog picnic, sponsored by the Johnson County Library Foundation and First Northern Bank will follow and then the first graders will receive their free books they chose in January.
The books are provided by the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation of Casper, who sponsors Wyoming Reads.
According to their website, the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation was created in 1996 to benefit libraries and advance the cause of childhood literacy in Wyoming. After making a significant contribution of books to the library of her children's elementary school, the foundation learned of a community that held an annual drive to raise enough money to give every first grade child a book to encourage early enthusiasm for reading. With the support of local teachers, administrators, and parents, the "Casper Cares, Casper Reads" project was born, and has since spread throughout the state.
For more information on Wyoming Reads, click on the:http://www.natronacountylibrary.org/wyreads.html