The Kewaunee Public Library (kewauneepubliclibrary.org) is introducing a new reading initiative during National Library Week, April 7-13. Growing Kewaunee Readers – made possible through a grant from the Green Bay Packer Foundation and Vollrath – features leveled reading challenges from birth to graduation to promote reading.
Starting at birth, parents will read 100 books to their child before the child turns two, then 1,000 books before kindergarten. The goals after that are 100 books before sixth grade and another 100 before graduation. At the end of each challenge, the participant will receive a ribbon to celebrate the accomplishment. Children and teens may start this challenge at any age.
Members of the Kewaunee community may visit the library anytime starting April 8 to receive a book tote and first free book. The library will also host a National Library Week open house during which librarians can answer questions about the Growing Kewaunee Readers initiative.