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Dougherty Rotary hits the books, encouraging students to read

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Rotary Clubs promote literacy nationwide. Friday Dougherty Rotary members picked up books and encouraged third graders to read.

Third graders at Northside Elementary today heard how the little red hen didn't get much help from her friends. Northside students are getting help from Rotary members who volunteered to read for an hour to the third grade classes every Friday. Dr. Lane Price who spearheaded the effort hopes it will get kids excited about reading.

"We hope to encourage them to check out books from this library, to get a library card from the main library, we really want to try to get them as excited about reading as we are personally about reading and as we are about reading to them," said Price.

School Principals jumped at the chance to have the group come in. They encourage other groups that might want to volunteer to contact the schools. Rotary members say they eventually want to purchase books for the third grade students to get them reading on their own at home.

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