Reading in Action

Sunday, June 23, 2013
T-G Photos by John I. Carney

United Way of Bedford County held "Day of Action....Reading in Action" Friday at Argie Cooper Public Library. The event was part of a nationwide "Day of Action" volunteer initiative by local United Way groups. Volunteer readers read to children at the library, and signups were taken for the "Raise Your Hand Tennessee" program which puts volunteer readers and turtors in the schools for an hour a week during the school year. Statistics show that children who are read to by adults read better and do better in school. Google, in connection with United Way, featured various "Day of Action" programs on a livestream as part of a Google+ hangout, and Bedford County's program was one of the Tennessee sites featured.