October 7, 2010 … The Snowy Day …

I am pleased to announce that for the third year running the Volunteer Law Librarians of New England are participating in Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” campaign. This year we will be reading “The Snowy Day” to kids at The Open Center in Somerville, MA on the afternoon of Thursday, October 7th. We will be joined by Senator Pat Jehlen. Please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to participate. I will arrange for transportation from Post Office Square, Boston.

Learn more: http://www.aallnet.org/chapter/llne/whatsnew.htm

Headquartered in Boston, Jumpstart is a national non-profit organization that brings college students and community volunteers together with preschool children for year-long, individualized tutoring and mentoring. In its fifth year, Jumpstart’s “Read for the Record” campaign will bring together hundreds of thousands of people to break the world record for the number of children read to in a single day with a single book, The Snowy Day. We will do our part to help break the record at S.M.I.L.E. pre-school. I hope you can join your volunteer-minded colleagues!

If you cannot attend the event – I know that we are a far-flung group – please feel free to make a contribution on our book drive website:

Even a small donation will make a big difference to a young child who has no books of their own at home. If you cannot donate or join the volunteers in Somerville there is something else you can do – you can read to a child and then register it on the Jumpstart website.

There is great power in reading to a young child!

If you want to join us on October 7, or if you have any questions or ideas for our LLNE Service Committee, please get in touch with Amanda Merk amerk@seyfarth.com .

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