Two local businesses recently debuted reading nooks as part of the Bulloch County Literacy Council’s Bulloch READ program. The Literacy Council will host its 2nd Annual Reading Nook Photo Contest in February.
The Bulloch County Literacy Council encourages reading nooks in homes and businesses to boost access to books for children and help improve preschool and early-elementary literacy in Bulloch County.
Bulloch Solutions and Franklin Chevrolet-Buick-GMC, two of the Literacy Council’s Bulloch READ program sponsors, are the first business to establish reading nooks for children in their locations.
Reading nooks are a great way to give children easier access to books, encourage reading, and create a literacy-rich environment for children in our community. The cozy corners offer a place for kids to look at or read books, and families may take a book home from local business’ reading nooks to help build their own home libraries and nooks.
The Literacy Council is available to guide businesses in how to establish a reading nook. Contact Crystal Simpkins, director of early learning and literacy at Bulloch County Schools, at 912.212.8892 or by email.
In February, leading up to Read Across America Day, the Literacy Council will host its 2nd Annual Reading Nook Photo Contest for families to submit photos of their children reading or being read to in their home nooks.
The Bulloch County Literacy Council is made up of pre-school, secondary and post-secondary educators, representatives from local businesses, and literacy and civic organizations who want to increase Kindergarten readiness for children birth through Pre-Kindergarten and to support the improvement of literacy levels for all children in Kindergarten through fifth-grade. Bulloch READ is their primary project:
- Reading: Encourage the creation of Reading nooks.
- Environment: Encourage a literacy-rich Environment.
- Access: Increase Access to books and reading resources.
- Development: Increase early brain Development.
Bulloch County Schools