2018 Summer Reading Program

Registration for the 2018 Friends of Andersonville Summer Reading Program will open in April. If you would like to be added to our email list, please email us at andersonvillereaders@gmail.

The program starts on Wednesday July 11, 2018. Our tent will be outside of Women & Children First Bookstore (5233 N. Clark Street) between 4pm and 7pm each Wednesday through August 29th.

Each week, kids can check in with their reading journal and pick up their prizes and gift cards for more books.

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Connecting kids & our community, one book at a time!

Friends of Andersonville is a volunteer driven non-profit focused on improving the lives of children in the community. Our mission is to promote literacy, while strengthening the bonds between our neighborhood, children, and local businesses.

This program multiplies the effect of each dollar in the community from improving the lives and experiences of children to supporting local businesses to building a community around childhood literacy.

During each week of the summer program the children keep notes and draw pictures about what they are reading in their journals that we provide them. Each week on Wednesday afternoon, we set up a tent in front of Women & Children First. Children in the program check in with us there to show us their journals and talk about what they’ve read in the preceding week. If they’ve done the reading, they win a reward.

The rewards are in two parts: a certificate for more books to continue reading for the next week and a prize from a local business. Each week we rotate through prizes from different neighborhood businesses, including toy stores, ice cream parlors, comic book shops and more.

Our board is currently made of three community members: Mark Emmler, Ali Burke and Randy Heite. You can contact us at info@friendsofandersonville.net

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Sponsor a Child or Volunteer

Please help sponsor a child for the 2018 summer reading program for $50 today! Of course we will take more or less. The organization is 100% volunteer based – no one takes any money home – and every dollar donated goes to support children’s literacy.

 

We are also looking for volunteers to serve beer at the Andersonville's Midsommarfest, June 9th & 10th, to help raise money for the Summer Reading Program. If you'd like to volunteer for a 4-hour shift let us know. It is a fun way to support a great program!

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Who are we?

Friends of Andersonville is a volunteer driven non-profit focused on improving the lives of children in the community. Our mission is to promote literacy, while strengthening the bonds between our neighborhood, children, and local businesses.

This program multiplies the effect of each dollar in the community from improving the lives and experiences of children to supporting local businesses to building a community around childhood literacy.

During each week of the summer program the children keep notes and draw pictures about what they are reading in their journals that we provide them. Each week on Wednesday afternoon, we set up a tent in front of Women & Children First. Children in the program check in with us there to show us their journals and talk about what they’ve read in the preceding week. If they’ve done the reading, they win a reward.

The rewards are in two parts: a certificate for more books to continue reading for the next week and a prize from a local business. Each week we rotate through prizes from different neighborhood businesses, including toy stores, ice cream parlors, comic book shops and more.

Our board is currently made of three community members: Mark Emmler, Ali Burke and Randy Heite. You can contact us at info@friendsofandersonville.net

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