March 11, 2018

From the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library: Get involved and change lives with Active Reading

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By our Smarty friends at the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library

Active Reading involves reading a book WITH a child rather than reading a book TO a child. This evidence-based approach improves children’s language skills, vocabulary and ability to understand what they read on their own.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library has partnered with Read Charlotte to offer workshops that teach parents and caregivers fun ideas and activities that can be used to support early literacy at home. During the series of four 60-minute workshops, you will learn how to use the ABCs of Active Reading one-on-one in a fun environment with your child.

Workshops are geared towards parents and caregivers of children ages 2-5, but older or younger siblings are welcome to attend. Registration is required, and workshops take place at many locations and at various times of the day in an attempt to provide access to all. Sign up for an Active Reading workshop today!

Are you ready to Commit to 80?

Today, only 39% of Charlotte’s third graders are reading at grade level. It’s up to all of us – at home, in a school, at work, or with a community group – to do what we can, where we can, to help children learn to read.
You can make a difference whether it’s one child or a classroom of children, or whether it’s your own child or someone else’s child. Read Charlotte needs your help to get 80% of our third graders reading proficiently by 2025.
Find out how you can make a difference and #CommitTo80 March 7-21, at

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