Velocity of Books is encouraging summer reading. Summer reading reduces summer slide - Summer Slide is the portion of the educational achievement gained through the school year and lost during the summer. Summer Slide is the number one cause of the reading achievement gap.
We met many exhibitors and had some new volunteers.
All of the books were taken before the end of the event.
It's important to note that some of the books provided to Discovery Books end up going to pulp, but we try to eliminate the pulping by getting as many books back out to the community as possible. You can help by identifying needs for books in your community.
We met with Rebecca Maguire, Community & Business Development Manager at Barnes and Noble Bethesda, Maryland store.
We discussed community reading events, summer reading initiatives and the importance of print reading logs.
This September Velocity of Books is hosting Gareth Hinds at Barnes and Noble. In addition to the amazing Gareth Hinds, we will also have music, games, prizes, as well as mystery guests.
Please check back for dates and times.