A volunteer reader plays an important role in increasing a child’s academic success and engagement in learning. That’s why United Way, Ida Rupp Public Library, Ottawa County Family and Children First Council, and Port Clinton News Herald have teamed up to recruit 100 readers for preschool classrooms in Genoa, Oak Harbor, Port Clinton, and Marblehead.
The commitment is one or two hours a month. Local preschool staff have learned to work around snowbird schedules.
Ida Rupp is offering training for volunteers two times in October: Monday, October 6 2-4 p.m. and Tuesday, October 7 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Contact United Way at 419.734.6645 or call Terri, 419.732.3212, at the library to register. Help introduce children to books and to expand their vocabularies. We all benefit when kids succeed in school.