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The Berenstain Bears and the Bad Habit by Stan and Jan Berenstain Bread and Jam for Frances by Russell Hoban D. W., Picky Eater The Berenstain Bears and Too Much Teasing by Stan and Jan Berenstain Sam Who Never Forgets by Eve Rice Amazing Grace by Mary Hoffman The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper King Bidgood’s in the Bathtub by Audrey Wood The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss Salt in His Shoes by Michael Jordan Jeremy Thatcher, Dragon Hatcher by Bruce Coville (chapter book) On My Honor by Marion … Continue reading
Press Release September 8, 2018 Nancy Nelson 843 347-4194 Inaugural Grants from the Literacy Matters Fund were awarded to the Horry County Literacy Council and Freedom Readers Saturday at the 2018 International Literacy Day Celebration held at the Carolina Forest Branch Library. Karen Minogue, Director of Development from the Waccamaw Community Foundation, presented these grants on behalf of The Literacy Matters Endowment Fund. She said, “Promoting literacy across diverse groups is a personal passion of mine. Reading can change the direction of an individual’s life and the life of an entire family. We are grateful to the anonymous donor who … Continue reading
Fundraising proceeds will directly support Freedom Readers’ year-round literacy youth programs that help scholars living in low-income communities build their home libraries and improve reading skills, while providing leadership opportunities and public speaking training. Tickets are only $100 and can be purchased at our office or online by copying this link and pasting it into your browser: https://freedomreaders.charityproud.org/EventRegistration/Index/1338 .
Reflections from the CEO: I started the Freedom Readers organization 8 years ago to help kids read better. This mission grew out of my own realization that reading has shaped me in significant ways over the years. Beginning when I was very young growing up in a house on a dirt road, books changed my world view. My dad, who was born in the segregated south in 1935, and who left school after finishing the 8th grade, read me bedtime stories nightly. He later explained that it was his own mother who had taught him how to read before he … Continue reading
Want to get involved with Freedom Readers but can’t fit tutoring into your busy schedule right now? We have the perfect solution for you. Check out the list of books our scholars love and donate a set. Send us 20 books and give every child at one of our 18 sites a special gift to treasure. Donate 360 of one of these books and you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing that you gave a book to every scholar enrolled in our Spring 2018 session. Let us take the guess work out of book donations. Simply type Amazon Smile into your … Continue reading
A Literacy Matters Endowment Fund has been established through the Waccamaw Community Foundation by a former Freedom Readers board member. The primary purpose of the fund will be to provide grants to Freedom Readers, Inc. and Horry County Literacy Council, Inc. for books and teaching materials or for programmatic needs. The foundation will introduce the fund to a wider audience to encourage and nurture its growth. The fund’s principal will never be touched, and only the interest generated will be used to help support local literacy organizations as the fund grows. The belief of the donor is that reading is … Continue reading
Join us for this fun and fantastic event! Tickets are only $100 and amount to the sponsorship of one scholar for an entire session.
The summer session is about to begin. Our theme for the summer is “Sharing is Caring”. Important dates to remember: June 10, 2017 – New Tutor Orientation – South Strand Recreation Center – 10:00 am – 12:30 pm June 12, 2017 – Start of Summer Session – Tutors Only June 19, 2017 – Start of Summer Session – Scholars and Tutors August 14, 2017 – Last Week of Summer Session