Read Aloud WV Comes To Linwood Library June 10th

Snowshoe, WV – When you read aloud to a child, you open the door to whole new worlds and possibilities. That’s one idea behind Read Aloud West Virginia. A Read Aloud Orientation will be held at Linwood Library on Thursday, June 10th at 11am. Sally Adkins, a community volunteer and trainer in the program gives us some background information.

“The Read Aloud program in West Virginia advocates reading aloud to children” says Adkins. “They encourage parents to begin at birth and continue through the years.”

Mary Kay Bond, Executive Director and founder of Read Aloud WV will lead the orientation. Adkins says people from all walks of life are welcome – anyone who wants to share their love of reading with kids. Anecdotal evidence suggests that kids who are read to, become better readers themselves.

Adkins says there are already some reading volunteers in the county such as Laura Young with the Family Resource Network and volunteers in county schools. She says you’re never too old to be read to.

“What happens when you read aloud to a child, you can read above their reading level, so they will hear vocabulary, maybe,that they are not familiar with” says Adkins “yet when they come to the point that they have to read that for themselves, then that’s a familiar word to them.”

The Read Aloud Orientation will be held at the Linwood Library, located in the old Snowshoe Welcome Center at the intersection of Snowshoe Road and Rt 66. The program starts at 11am on Thursday, June 10th and all are welcome.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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