Reading Digest

READING DIGEST

September 30, 2001

Operation Read to meet Tuesday at Crofton Meadows

CROFTON - Crofton Meadows Elementary School has scheduled an early-literacy program called Operation Read at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the school's media center, 2020 Tilghman Drive.

The program is designed to teach parents whose children will attend the school the most effective ways of reading to their young children, and provide tips on preparing youngsters to learn.

Information: 410-721-9453.

Regional authors attend benefit for Children's Guild

BALTIMORE - Local and regional authors signed books and talked about their work Thursday night at a fund-raising event to benefit children's literacy programs offered by the Children's Guild, a not-for-profit organization for children with special needs.

The featured speaker was Cheryl Dellasega, author of Surviving Ophelia: Mothers Share Their Wisdom in Navigating the Tumultuous Teenage Years. Authors Susan White Bowden, Sally Bowen, the Rev. Joe Breighner, Mark Jankowski, Bernadette Moyer, John Shields, Suzanne Singleton and Kelly Spanoghe also were at the event at the Children's Guild on McClean Boulevard.

Westminster restaurant offers incentive to read

WESTMINSTER - To promote reading, the Casa Rico Mexican restaurant has started a reading club, offering children an opportunity to earn a free lunch or dinner at the restaurant for sticking with a reading regimen.

The Casa Rico Readers Club provides each youngster with a card to record the books he or she reads. To qualify, a child must read five books a month and have his or her card signed by a parent and teacher.

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