Lynwood Students Indulge in Love of Reading at District Literacy Event

More than 250 students and their families journeyed through a world of books on June 27 when they enthusiastically flipped through pages of classic tales and even read passages aloud.

The young readers were inspired by their favorite stories during the Lynwood Unified Scholastic Literacy Event, which gathered administrators, teachers and children at the District office. Students posed for pictures with Clifford the Big Red Dog® before choosing up to three books to take home with them. The event was sponsored by the District's Equity Department, and books were purchased from Scholastic.           
 
“This event is great because it encourages my daughters to read and teaches them the importance of using their imagination,” parent Karina Munoz said.

Students cheered with excitement as they lifted “Charlotte’s Web”, “Everything Pets”, “Lola Love Stories” and other popular titles on display.
 
Lynwood librarian Kim-Ayn Nguyen also attended the event and signed up youngsters for library cards while encouraging them to continue pursuing their passion of reading.
 
“Our Scholastic Literacy Event is an opportunity to give back to our families while inspiring students to keep exploring their love of books,” LUSD Superintendent Gudiel R. Crosthwaite said. “We are thankful to partner with Scholastic in bringing an event to the Lynwood community that excites our children and keeps them on the path of knowledge.”
 
The Department of Equity worked alongside District library media assistants to put on the event. Scholastic Literacy Events are specially designed to empower families to support their children’s academic achievement through interactive activities – giving them the tools and skills necessary to build a culture of literacy at home.
 
According to teacher survey data released by Scholastic, 98 percent of teachers said greater “family involvement and support” has a strong impact on academic achievement.