New Billboard Sign Helps School System Promote Literacy

Have you read with a child today?
It’s the most important twenty minutes of your day.
Just 20 minutes a day reading aloud with young children strengthens relationships, encourages listening and language skills, promotes attention and curiosity, and establishes a strong reading foundation. These skills are essential for success in school and in life.
The DeKalb County School System seeks to heighten awareness of the importance of reading with a young child so they will be better prepared for school.
Signs are now available for businesses to help spread the word and a new billboard sign is now up on East Broad Street in Smithville facing west near Pizza Hut which promotes the “Read 20” literacy message. The billboard shows Attendance Supervisor Joey Reeder reading to his granddaughter Stella. The billboard sign was funded through a Readiness (State Discretionary) Grant.

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