Shawnee Public Library
The Shawnee Public Library, in partnership with other community organizations, sponsored Shawnee’s official "Read Across America" event Friday, March 8th at the Shawnee Early Childhood Center.
The project included community volunteers from the Junior Service League of Shawnee, which also funded the purchase of 600 books - a new book for every student - through a grant of $2,000; the Shawnee Public Library, which organized the project, ordered the books and printed bookplates for all the books; and the Pi Beta Phi Alumni club,which supplied the event t-shirts.
Representatives from each organization, as well as members from Shawnee High School Tri Hi Y and the library’s teen advisory board, read to each class. In addition, OEA president Linda Hampton and OEA's Bruce Treadaway, who dressed as The Cat In the Hat, participated in the event.
More photos of the event are available for viewing on the Pioneer Library System's Flickr account here.