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 August 24, 2016

Books to Grow Summer Reading Program . . .



Over the summer, children in Del Rio, TX, embarked on superhero adventures, competed in popcorn Olympics, solved mysteries, wrote with invisible ink, camped "out" indoors, created metal sculptures, hunted dragon eggs, and made Rattletrap cars.



 
All thanks to an extra special summer reading program hosted by City Church Del Rio and a long list of others. Collaborators included churches and ministries, elementary school teachers, a local business, and the Del Rio Housing Authority. They received funding from the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, and books from Literacy Connexus sorted by Baylor students on a mission trip earlier in the year.
One day a week for nine weeks, in three locations, children participated in reading, games, and crafts. They received a snack in one location and lunch in the other two. Two to five leaders worked with the kids at each site.



"Each session was themed around a book in order to bring the books to life for the kids and to hopefully plant a love of reading into their hearts," City Church Children's Minister Janeene Young said.



They ended the summer with a family reading fair at City Church, where the children read I Want to Learn to Fly by Judy Barron and made paper airplanes for a flying contest. Amid much excitement, the children each picked out a bookcase and more than 20 books to take home.  
"We also collected relevant information from agencies in the community that offer help to families in need, and provided a complete collection to each family," Janeene said. Additionally, families received an adult Bible and a children's Bible.



She described the project as a positive step in building relationships with families in the community. Some of those families have started attending church. Friendship and allegiances with others throughout the community have opened doors for future projects and collaborations.



 
Janeene's advice for the next group thinking about literacy ministry: "Don't be afraid to just jump in and get started. God is faithful."
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Lester Meriwether, Executive Director 
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3954 Southwest Blvd., Fort Worth, TX  76116
 
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Trivia Challenge
1.  According to The World's Greatest Book of Useless Information by Noel Botham & The Useless Information Society, the most commonly misspelled word in the English language is:



a) handkerchief



b) liaison



c) mnemonic



d) supersede





2.  The name Himalaya comes from the Sanskrit language and means:



a) house of snow



b) glacier mountains



c) house of God



d) jagged rock





3. In a traditional French restaurant kitchen, a garde manger is responsible for:



a) stocking the pantry



b) preparing cold foods



c) cooking pasta



d) sweeping and cleanup 




 
 
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