St. Kitts – Nevis Holds Easter Read-A-Thon

Reading Is Fundamental

Reading Is Fundamental

Basseterre, St. Kitts – Nevis
April 13, 2013 (SKNIS)

Twenty-five children were given an opportunity to stimulate their passion for reading during a two-week Easter Read-a-thon at the Charles A. Halbert Public Library.

Seven to 12 year-olds were invited to the public library during the school Easter break to read as many books as they could from a possible 300 books. The readers were then questioned based on what they read. Participants also had an opportunity to win the read-a-thon trophy and other prizes. Books stationary, student engraved in the read a-thon plaque

Carmen Blanchard-Browne, Assistant Librarian, explained the aim of the exercise.

“The goals of the programme are to create in children a passion and habit for reading and to keep avid readers “booked” and get others hooked on reading.”

She further explained that the programme is rewarding for both children and parents.

Nine-year-old participant and avid reader Salana shared her enthusiasm for reading.

“I’m here because I like reading,” she said. “I like reading because it is fun and it takes me to places imaginable. When I’m bored I just grab a book and read, read, read, read.”

Sponsors for the programme included the Rotary Club of Liamuiga, St. Kitts and Nevis National Bank, First Caribbean International Bank, TDC and Harpers,

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