Wellington Will Take Part In Read For The Record

In celebration of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record, the Wellington Village Council will read books to hundreds of local children next month.

As part of the world’s largest shared reading experience, council members will visit Wellington schools and learning centers on Thursday, Nov. 7 to read this year’s campaign book, Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora.

“Wellington is proud to be a part of Jumpstart’s Read for the Record,” Village Manager Paul Schofield said. “We look forward to helping Jumpstart break another world record — and most importantly, inspiring kids to develop a love of reading.”

Jumpstart’s Read for the Record is a national campaign launched more than a decade ago to address the educational inequities that leave too many children unprepared for kindergarten.

Read for the Record inspires adults to read with children, spurs policymakers and organizations to take action toward transformative change in early education, and puts more books in the hands of children across the country.