Family Literacy Event Connects With Over 600 Children!

October 29, 2010 on 9:37 am | In Book Drives/Book Donation Events, USA Program News | No Comments

Halloween event has Rutgers Students join with GLP to Promote Family Literacy Day

Back Row-L-->R: Michael Tolbert (Director of Rutgers University Residence Life for Student Support) and Denniston Bonadie (GLP) celebrate with GLP/GOYA volunteers at the end of the evening.

Back Row-L-->R: Michael Tolbert (Director of Rutgers University Residence Life for Student Support) and Denniston Bonadie (GLP) celebrate with GLP/GOYA volunteers at the end of the evening.

Every October 31, Rutgers University hosts Monster Mash, a big, indoor trick or treat festival where parents bring their kids to celebrate Halloween, and every year, the Global Literacy Project is at Monster Mash with treats — books. This year the event saw participation from across the city of New Brunswick, and the Global Literacy Project gave out books to over 600 children.

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A number of parents commented warmly on the idea of the giveaway. Each child was allowed to choose a book, and the parent or guardian was encouraged to take literature from GLP about Family Literacy Day, i.e., the US Department of Education’s Shining Stars series.

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One of this year’s favorite books was Aaron’s Adventure, a book by the gifted author-illustrator Amy Paulson. Aaron is a cute elf who embarks on all sorts of adventures with frogs, mermaids and other creatures. It is very well written, brightly-colored and creatively illustrated. The children who attended Monster Mash had no difficulty identifying with the book.

Though Monster Mash is over, the kids who were lucky to get Aaron’s Adventures will continue to enjoy Aaron’s treats for years to come.


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