Did you know that two-thirds of fourth graders in the US are not proficient readers? Fourth grade is a critical literacy milestone where reading is essential to understand the more complex subjects covered in the curriculum. Help children in Wake County practice their reading skills by participating in the WAKE Up and Read Book Drive.
St. Timothy’s is partnering with WAKE Up and Read to collect books during the week of February 8. This year marks WAKE Up and Read’s eighth annual book drive. The non-profit organization’s goal is to collect 200,000 books for Wake County children ages 0-12—their biggest goal to date.
Not sure which books to donate? WAKE Up and Read is looking for all types of books, but specifically books that:
- are geared towards babies through fifth graders
- kids will love to curl up with
- kids will be proud to own and keep
- peak a child’s interest
- cover current topics and issues
- reflect a diverse population
These books will be shared with children in Wake County to ensure that every child in our community has the opportunity to develop a love for reading.
You can drop books off in a collection bin outside the front office. Students can also bring books in and drop them off in the bins in the hallway.