Plank North food collection prompted by …reading!

17 Dec

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Early last month, Plank Rd. North Elementary School, along with many other schools in the district, participated in a worldwide initiative called Read for the Record Day. The hope every year is to set a new world record of children and adults all reading the same book on the same day.

This year everyone read Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora, which tells the story of a generous elderly woman who makes a fantastic pot of thick red stew.

To help reinforce the book’s themes of generosity and community, Plank North librarian Gretchen Pulver organized a food drive for Hope Ministry, especially encouraging families to donate hearty soups and stews to connect with the book the students had just read.

The drive was an incredible success, as evidenced by the photo, showing the library’s fifth grade helpers with the collection.

The final tally for the day was more than 2 million readers!

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