We Read Week

Graves High books unique reading project

Graves County High School students Kinsey Camp (left) and Lakyn Chalker look over the selection of books in the library at Graves County High School during “We Read Week.” “We’re giving every student a book to keep as their own personal possession,” said librarian Lynda Hiles. “The library is set up like a book store, with genre tables. So, they can come in and pick a book. We’re giving them extra time in class all week to read that book. Hopefully, they’ll make a connection because the students get to pick a book they want to read, rather than one that’s required reading.” The event is in its second year, funded through a Dollar General Stores literacy grant. Some local churches also donated books. Hiles said the event was a success last year. “Many of them have said it’s the ‘coolest thing’ they’ve ever done in school. That’s pretty good, coming from a high school student!” she said with a laugh. “But, it really is surprising how many students don’t have reading material in their homes.”
(Photo by Paul Schaumburg, Graves County Schools)

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