The mission of Chatham Reads is to foster community partnerships that are dedicated to ensuring that literacy and reading resources are accessible to all Chatham County residents. We have joined the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading and are working to ensure that our children are reading at or beyond grade-level by the end of 3rd grade. Learn more about this campaign HERE.
Thanks to funding from the NC Legislature and local partners, Chatham County children ages birth to four years old can receive a new book in the mail each month at no cost to the family. Smart Start and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library are working together to get books into the hands of North Carolina’s youngest children. Click HERE to find out more!
Each year in April, Chatham County Partnership for Children hosts a children’s festival in Siler City, NC, called Day of the Books or El Día de los Libros. The festival promotes literacy, the arts, early childhood education and multiculturalism. All children who attend receive free books.
Volunteers are needed. If you are interested please email Ruth at firstname.lastname@example.org
Chatham Education Foundation launched their new SOAR Literacy Tutoring program! This program provides specialized literacy tutoring to students not meeting literacy benchmarks. Tutors are trained with the Augustine Literacy Project, a proven program with strong results. Select 2nd graders will receive specialized, one-on-one literacy tutoring. Watch them SOAR! Click HERE for more information.
Please email Regina@CEFMail.org for more information
Want to easily find out the reading level of a book? Try the Level It app. Finding the reading levels/measures is as easy as scanning the ISBN on the back of your book. Within seconds, you will be viewing the Guided Reading (GR), DRA, Grade Level Equivalent (GLE), and/or Lexile levels/measures for your books. Our friends at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Central Carolina in Siler City use this app to help students in their after school program find books that match up just right for them! Click HERE for more information.