California State Library, Sacramento Kings, Starbucks
join Jumpstart in Read for the Record
Public Library Literacy Assistant Theresa Galardo
(right), State Librarian Susan Hildreth (center)
and Americorps Literacy Assistant Mimi Crider
(left) at "Read for the Record" at California
August 24, at the historic California
State Railroad Museum, State Librarian Susan
Hildreth joined Mike Bibby of the Sacramento Kings
library literacy members to participate
“Read for the Record,” a program of nationwide
simultaneous readings of The Little Engine that
Could to groups of young children. Starbucks
Coffee, American Eagle Outfitters and Pearson
Education were national corporate sponsors of
this first ever national reading event.
Bibby of Sacramento Kings at "Read for the Record" in
Sacramento August 24.
supported in part by a Library Services and
Technology Act (LSTA) grant from the California
State Library, also organized The Little Engine
that Could readings in 14 public libraries and
over 100 other sites throughout the state. The
purpose of the nationwide “Read for the
Record” gatherings for children was to raise
public awareness of the importance of pre-school
Bibby reads to children at California Railroad
Museum in Sacramento.
Galardo reads The Little Engine that Could to
audience children at "Read for the
a non-profit organization devoted to giving at
risk children an early start on learning, and also
an AmeriCorps partner, spearheaded California’s
“Read for the Record” campaign. In Sacramento,
a host of volunteers, including the popular Bibby,
read The Little Engine that Could as part
of the largest shared-reading experience ever.
Over 100 children and their parents, teachers, and
caregivers attended the Railroad Museum reading
for which California State Library’s literacy
team including Jacquie Brinkley, Suzanne
Flint and Cindy Tackett were on hand to help.
more information about California Library
Literacy Services, please visit the website at www.literacyworks.org/clls/
or call 916- 653-4730.