Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Berkeley County has proclaimed March as “Berkeley Reads Month,” and county residents will share the joy of reading as the program begins its fifth year.
The Berkeley Reads program sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley County Library in conjunction with the Berkeley County Library System and the Berkeley County Schools encourages the community to read one or more of the selected books and to participate in special events and book discussions at the local libraries and schools.
The committee has chosen four books for the public to read to promote participation by every age group and to focus on family literacy, and Berkeley County Libraries will also have many activities related to this year’s focus on letters.
The kick off activity will be a talk by Carol Poole about the importance of letters and what they tell us about the life and attitudes of the times. This will take place on Wednesday, March 1 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. in the Berkeley County Government Assembly Room in Moncks Corner.
The Berkeley County School District also has many letter-themed activities planned for the month, including a competition for students to write letters between authors or characters in books. For details and a complete schedule of library activities, go to www.bcls.sc.gov and click on the Berkeley Reads logo.