First Lady Reads to Children Across Wyoming

Mar 11, 2013

Carol Mead Raising Readers

First Lady Carol Mead is continuing to travel Wyoming promoting literacy. Her next events are Friday, March 15th in Gillette and Saratoga and Monday, March 18th in Casper.

“I have had such fun reading to children in Dubois, Cheyenne, Laramie, Riverton, Cokeville, and Rock Springs in the last several months, and I am looking forward to being in Campbell, Carbon, and Natrona counties this week and next,” said Mrs. Mead. “It’s always a delight to meet children and share a few good books, and I welcome the opportunity to further a love of reading in Wyoming’s young people.” Since becoming First Lady, Mrs. Mead has enjoyed reading to children throughout the state at schools and local libraries. She also encourages parents and children to spend at least 20 minutes a day reading together at home and is working with the University of Wyoming to establish a statewide literacy research center and clinic. These activities are part of her children’s issues initiative, which includes promoting literacy, the arts, and healthy lifestyles among Wyoming’s youth.

All children are welcome to join the First Lady during these special story times.  On Friday, March 15th, she will be at the Gillette Library from 11:15 to 11:45 and the Saratoga Library from 2:45 to 3:30.  She will be at the Natrona County Library on Monday, March 18th at 11:30.

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