The Budding Readers Program began serving the Red Jacket community in 2012. Look for announcements in your school newsletter and fliers around town.
Babies up to 36 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 250 “bundles” have been delivered to Red Jacket families.
Budding Readers gifts a new book to each UPK and Kindergarten student in the Red Jacket district three times during the school year: at the start of school in the fall, around Christmas time, and one to take home for the summer.
The Red Jacket Budding Readers Program is coordinated by Mary Beth Poupart, retired Red Jacket Librarian. Key Red Jacket volunteers are Burdie Gillern, Sally Osborne, and Suzanne Winslow, all retired teachers from Red Jacket.
Want to know more about the Red Jacket program?
Know a Red Jacket baby or expectant mom?
Contact Burdie or Sally to receive a free “bundle of books,” or place your request here.
Email Burdie: firstname.lastname@example.org, or
Phone Sally: (585) 281-5771.