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Fifth annual Fallbrook A Leer/Reading Family Literacy Day scheduled for March 27

FALLBROOK – Live Oak Elementary School is organizing Fallbrook students and community members in a day of service and learning on March 27 in honor of Cesar Chavez.

March 31 is the official California state holiday recognizing the contributions of Cesar E. Chavez, the late labor and civil rights leader. Fallbrook will celebrate Chavez’s legacy by conducting the fifth annual Fallbrook A Leer/Reading Family Literacy Day at the Maie Ellis Auditorium, from 9 to 11 a.m.

The event encourages reading as a family activity. Research shows that children who are read to at home perform much better in their academics at school and are more likely to maintain a love of reading as a life-long practice.

The free event includes workshops for parents in English and Spanish and a story circuit for children, which consists of four different stories read to groups of children by 35 volunteer guest readers. Each family receives a free book about Cesar Chavez and children choose two or three more books from hundreds donated by organizations and individuals. The San Diego County Library Bookmobile will also be there conducting tours, explaining library services and issuing library cards.

Children from preschool through fifth grade are invited to attend this fun and educational event. Families are encouraged to register through their schools. Space is limited so participants are encouraged to register as soon as possible.

For more information on how to volunteer for or donate to the 2009 Fallbrook A Leer/Reading Family Literacy Day, call Leticia Maldonado-Stamos at Live Oak Elementary School, (760) 731-4478.


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