Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Read Together - Palm Beach County

I'm not sure you are aware of this or not. There was a public service commercial on Channel 5 today that had many Mayors from around Palm Beach County promoting the Read Together program. Click here for the link - it's on the PB Post website. April is the month to read The Memory Keeper's Daughter by Kim Edwards. If you poke around the linked page, you'll see that the Lake Worth Public Library is a Community Partner. If you go to the City's website, there is no mention of this program. I haven't been to the Library recently so I am not sure if signs are up or not. Our Mayor Clemens was also conspicuously absent from the public service announcement.

Is this another case of the world passing Lake Worth by? Why can't we do our fair share in promoting this program to our residents and join the rest of civilization?

Here is the calendar for this year's events:

Read Together 2008 Schedule
December 6, 2007 Five finalist books are announced.
January 4-31, 2008 Public votes for one of five titles
February 25, 2008 Press Conference at the West Palm Beach Public Library announces "The Book"
March 28, 2008 Campaign kicks off at Love of Literacy Luncheon
April 2008 Public reads and discusses The Memory Keeper's Daughter
May 15, 2008 Campaign finale at the Harriet Himmel Gilman Theater
For more information on the Read Together 2008 campaign, you can also call the PBC Literacy Coalition at (800) 273-1030.