BAKER CO., GA (WALB) - Baker Countians came together Monday night to promote reading among students.
The Circle of Adults Focused on Education, or CAFE hosted a book fair at the Baker County School library.
Each student was allowed to pick out one free book paid for through the federal Title One program.
The school system wants to increase the amount of time students spend reading outside of school and get more parents involved.
"We want to raise the test scores. make sure that every kid is on grade level or making progress to get to grade level," Londa Taylor, teacher.
"We do need volunteers to come read with the children in the morning. And, I do that myself. And it's an awesome program," said Jennifer Hynote, Parent.
The book fair will continue for the rest of the week.
Superintendent and Principal Dr. Torrance Choates said he hopes the entire community will embrace the new initiative.