The 3rd Jane Averill Community Reading Day took place in 7 schools on Friday, November 22. Volunteers visited the Kindergarten or PreK classrooms at Ariel, Bret Harte, Murray, Ray, Reavis, Robinson, and Shoesmith and put copies of Jabari Jumps in the hands of about 400 students. Afterwards the volunteers were invited on a tour of the school by the principal.
We're grateful to CPS's FACE2 department for supporting the HPKCAC with $2900; to the Hyde Park Kenwood Community Conference for $504; to the My Very Own Library program at the University of Chicago for 50 books; and to the many community members who purchased copies of Jabari Jumps to give to the children. 57th Street Books has been a wonderful partner in this project and we're grateful for the 30% discount they gave us on the price of Jabari Jumps.
We hope that volunteers will continue to find other ways to support the schools in our community!
Here's a nice article on the event, and the grand opening of the library at Reavis, by the Hyde Park Herald: https://hpherald.com/2019/11/22/reavis-library-comes-back-to-life-on-community-reading-day/