in Red Jacket...serving families of the Red Jacket School District
"Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body."
 -Richard Steele

Budding Readers - Red Jacket

The Budding Readers Program is now serving the Red Jacket community. Watch for announcements in your school newsletter and fliers around town.

Babies up to 24 months of age in the Red Jacket School District can receive a free "bundle of books" along with our Parent Guide, which contains tips for reading to babies and young children. Age appropriate books for siblings through age 7 are also provided. More than 145 "bundles" have been delivered to Red Jacket families.

The Red Jacket Budding Readers Program is coordinated by Burdie Gillern and Sally Osborne, retired teachers from Red Jacket.  

Budding Readers also provides a new book for each entering UPK and Kindergarten student in the Red Jacket district. 

Do you know a Red Jacket baby or expectant mom? 
Contact them to receive a free "bundle of books."
Email Burdie: or
Phone Sally:
(585) 281-5771.
2016 Summer Reading Program
Budding Readers gifted 200 books to the Red Jacket Community Library to be given to children who participated in the Library's Summer Reading Program.

"Oh, magic hour, when a child first knows she can read printed words!"
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, 1943