SAN ANGELO, Texas — San Angelo Independent School District hosted its annual San Angelo READS! Day, dedicated to promote literacy. The city-wide celebration encourages families to take part by reading to a friend, donating a book or creating their own.
“Our goal with the San Angelo reads program is that each month we expose children to reading and the joy of reading and give them the opportunity to get them excited about reading for enjoyment,” Fort Concho Elementary Principal, Lori Barton, said.
San Angelo READS! Day began with the initiative to motivate children to grab a book to read. San Angelo ISD has corporate partners to help provide children with books.
“This year we wanted to go bigger and better. So, it’s a part of our feeding student’s success initiative and so we purchased books for all the third graders at San Angelo ISD so that they could all receive a brand-new book along with a bookmark and coupon for a free Whataburger Jr. to celebrate this great day,” Whataburger Field Marketing Coordinator, Sarah Marston, said.
Barton has a special message for parents this holiday season.
“Parents, if you could give your child one gift this season, please give them books and the gift of reading because that will take them further in life than any other gift you can give them,” she said.
San Angelo READS! encourages everyone to dedicate time to grab a book to read and promote literacy.