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Audubon Elementary Students Receive Gift of Reading from Local Organization

IMG_0774Volunteers from a local organization played the roles of Santa and guest educators this week at Audubon Elementary. Employees from KPMG, an audit and tax advisory firm, visited the school to give students books and take them through a few book-related activities.

“It’s really great that right before the holiday the kids got these special books,” said Audubon Elementary librarian Christy Boehm.

As part of a focus on family literacy, KPMG donated brand new copies of The Pigeon Needs a Bath to second grade students and a special edition of Diary of a Wimpy Kid to fourth grade students. The books were ordered through First Book. Along with reading to students, volunteers led them through an art project and provided snacks that were related to the stories. KPMG held a school supply drive for Audubon Elementary last year. They also plan to return in the spring to hold literacy activities for two more grades of students.

“I want our students to learn to read for pleasure, not just for learning,” said Boehm. “And then when they read for pleasure, they end up learning.”