June 3, 2016
We are big believers that books and summer go hand-in-hand, so we’re excited to share with you the summer reading initiative we launched this week. Also supporting the goals of Read to be Ready as well as your county, school, and hopefully family summer reading plans, TristarReads is designed to fit into your summer months and reward the readers in your life.
More than a website, TristarReads is a way for your young readers (through 12th grade) to log the time they spend reading this summer. They can read by the pool. They can read in your garden. They can, if they’re able, read on the way to your summer vacations! No matter where they are reading, we hope you visit TristarReads and help them log their reading hours.
We’ll be giving a $500 scholarship to the reader in each Grand Division who logs the most hours. Along the way this summer, we’ll also be giving away books and other prizes to selected readers who log in each week.
Not just a program for young readers, TristarReads is also a way to get Tennessee’s adult readers volunteering. We encourage you to read to your church children’s groups, at your library, in your community centers, and at your family reunions. There’s never a bad time to read! Each week, we’d like you to log the hours you spent reading to children’s groups at TristarReads.Com. At the end of the summer, we’ll make a $1,000 donation to a public library in the name of the adult who logs the most volunteer hours.
Head to TristarReads.Com to log your hours!
In case you missed last week’s Inside Politics with our president Adam Lister, we wanted to share a link to the show. We hope you enjoy it and consider sharing it with your networks.