United Way of Miami-Dade calls for volunteer readers for Oct 6

Be part of a world record to raise awareness on early literacy

United Way of Miami-Dade, its partner early learning centers and Miami-Dade County Public Schools are taking part in Read for the Record on Oct. 6, an annual read-a-thon, where thousands of adults read the same book to young children all over the world to raise awareness about the importance of early literacy.

Calling all book lovers! On Oct. 6, local readers will join this international event to read Anna Dewdney′s Llama Llama Red Pajama in an effort to set a new world record for the most people reading the same book on the same day.

If you would like to volunteer for this early childhood literacy event, sign up today and indicate which area of Miami-Dade would be your preferred location. A United Way staff member will contact you by Oct. 3, to confirm your participation and reading location in your area. The event will take place on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011; readings will be from 9:30 am – 10:30 am.

If you have any questions, please contact Chantell King at kingc@unitedwaymiami.org.

United Way encourages all adults to read to young children and encourage a lifetime love for learning. To learn more about United Way’s Volunteer Reader Program or for tips on how to read to children, please visit www.unitedwaymiami.org/ReadingPals.