NPL Supports the 8th Annual Keep Norfolk Beautiful Green Reader Program
Norfolk, VA (April 3, 2009). In honor of Earth Day, volunteers across Norfolk will be going to Norfolk Public Schools in April to read environmental stories to students. Norfolk Public Library is excited to partner with the Keep Norfolk Beautiful 8th Annual Green Reader Program by providing volunteers to read to the children. Along with several of NPL's regular volunteers, staff members will be lending a hand as well. Youth Associates Carolyn Miller, Tennille Cyphers, and Megan Mulvey will go to a particular school and read books with an environmental theme, such at The Wartville Wizard by Don Madden, and Dr. Seuss' The Lorax. This program is FREE to all Norfolk Public Schools.
The purpose of The Green Reader Program is to guide students toward stewardship of their environment, at home or at school, and instill a sense of community responsibility. Volunteer readers will read to students and engage them in a discussion about issues such as litter prevention, and the importance of keeping Norfolk clean. For more information about The Green Reader program and Keep Norfolk Beautiful, go to www.NorfolkBeautiful.org, or call 441-1347.
Norfolk Public Library will also host a variety of programs at the library in honor of Earth Day, including storytimes, recycling programs and more. For more information, please go to www.npl.lib.va.us or contact your local library location.