A Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV stopped at Alfred J. Gomes Elementary School in New Bedford, MA yesterday!
The RV was part of Family Fun Night at the school where all local kids and their families were invited to participate in fun reading activities, take photos with Clifford the Big Red Dog® and Geronimo Stilton and meet Scholastic authors Sarah Mlynowski (author of the Whatever After series), Ruth Horowitz (author of Are We Still Friends?) and Jarrett J. Kroscozka (author of Star Wars: Jedi Academy). Attendees also had the opportunity to purchase books from the Scholastic Book Fair on-site.
Family Fun Night started just after New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell announced the launch of the New Bedford Reads initiative. The New Bedford Mayor’s Office is collaborating with community partners and Scholastic to promote the importance of early literacy and grow a community of lifelong readers throughout the city.
The Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RVs will continue to tour the country in July. Visit a “pop-up” reading festival at a bookstore, a school or a library near you! A list of some upcoming stops is included below and you can follow the progress of the road trip online at: http://summerroadtrip.scholastic.com
- July 1 – Mystic, CT and Milwaukee, WI
- July 2 – Plainville, MA
- July 3 – Chicago, IL
- July 5 – Brewster, MA and Omaha, NE
- July 6 – Saratoga Springs, NY
- July 8 – Bentonville, AR
- July 9 – Edmond, OK
- July 11 – Montclair, NJ
- July 15 – Hudson, OH
- July 16 – Delaware, OH
- July 20 – Morehead, KY
- July 21 – Decatur, GA
- July 22 – Seattle, WA
- July 23 – Bainbridge Island, WA
Check out some photos from the Scholastic Summer Reading Road Trip RV stop in New Bedford!