Fri. Jan 17th, 2020

Galileo STEM Academy Celebrates Idaho Family Reading Week

The third week of November is Idaho Family Reading Week, when families are encouraged to read together. This year’s theme, “Adventure Awaits – Reading Takes You Anywhere,” will be celebrated at public and school libraries across the Gem State,

November 10th-16th, 2019.

Galileo STEM Academy will be celebrating Family Read Night Thursday, November 14th 6:00-7:30. Please RSVP @ here

Galileo first grade teacher, JoLynn Aldinger, and librarian, Cindy Hally, are excited to participate in Idaho Family Reading Week because it reminds parents, grandparents, and all caregivers of the importance of reading with, or to, the child in their life. Reading is the foundation of a youngster’s entire education.  It’s never too early to start reading — and re-reading — to your little ones. Children need repetition for information to be stored in their long-term memories.

Whether its learning something new, making friends, or embarking on an adventure with a great read, families will enjoy a special week of activities and much more at their public library during Idaho Family Reading Week.

State Librarian Stephanie Bailey-White said, “Not only does Idaho Family Reading Week celebrate families and the importance of reading together, but it is also a chance for Idahoans of all ages to explore or rediscover everything their local library has to offer. From Storytime’s and Makerspaces, to databases and DVDs, today’s library has learning, innovation, and engagement opportunities for all.”

Idaho Family Reading Week is sponsored by the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ Read to Me program and supported by libraries across Idaho. 

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A Note from Mr. Lamb;

We are excited about celebrating Idaho Family Reading Week with our first family read night.  Please help us celebrate reading with the following expectations:

This is a family event—students are welcome with their parent or guardians.  Unaccompanied children are not allowed to attend.

This is a reading event—there will be reading activities in the library, some classrooms, and some hallways.  The gym will not be open and conduct in the halls and classrooms should support reading.

There will be a small snack available—cookies, hot chocolate, and apple cider will be provided by our PTA in the cafeteria.

We look forward to supporting Idaho Family Reading with your participation.