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Abramson Leads Summer Reading Prize Celebration

Wednesday September 8, 2004

Rangeland Elementary School students will be recognized by Louisville Metro Mayor Jerry Abramson at the school on Wednesday, September 8, 11 a.m., for a very special accomplishment: The entire school completed the Library’s Summer Reading Program in 2004. That means each of Rangeland’s 435 students read 10 books each, for a grand total of 4,350 books between May 22 and July 31, thanks in large measure to the outstanding work of the school’s media librarian, Peggy McIntire. Each student will be awarded a Summer Reading backpack by the Mayor.

The 2004 Summer Reading Program was conducted in support of the community-wide Every1Reads initiative, which aims to have every child in the community reading at grade level in four years. That fact that all of Rangeland’s students completed the Summer Reading Program is a great start toward meeting the Every1Reads goals and proof that those goals can be accomplished.

The Summer Reading Program is sponsored by the Library Foundation and is offered each year at all Louisville Library locations. Supporters for the 2004 Summer Reading Program include Thornton’s, Fifth Third Bank, LG&E Energy Foundation, YUM! Brands, The Rotary Club of Louisville, The Humana Foundation, The UPS Foundation, Hamilton Printing, and The Library Foundation.