Gainesville Daily Register

September 21, 2013

Cooke County Library to host special storyhour

Staff Report

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Cooke County Library to Host Special Storyhour



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The Cooke County Library will host a special storyhour on Thursday, Oct. 3 as part of a national literacy campaign founded by Jumpstart.

Jumpstart’s program, “Read for the Record,” presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, is one day of the year when millions of individuals come together to celebrate literacy and support Jumpstart in its efforts to promote early childhood education.

On Oct. 3, millions of adults and children across the country will read “Otis” by Loren Long, in support of Jumpstart’s mission to work towards the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed.

If you cannot make it to this special storyhour, you can still join Jumpstart’s Read for the Record program by visiting http://www.jstart.org/campaigns/read-record and signing up.

This year Jumpstart hopes to set a world record by having over 3 million people read this book on Oct. 3.

The library’s special “Otis” themed storyhour will begin at 10:30 a.m. and will be held at the Cooke County Library at 200 S. Weaver Street. If you have any questions about this storyhour, you can call the library at 668-5530.