Read Aloud Day gives local community members the opportunity to help demonstrate the value of reading to students at Miller-Driscoll and Cider Mill. By having notable individuals take an hour from their demanding schedules to reading stories aloud, the children see for themselves the power of the written and spoken word, especially the words that are shared from one person to another.
Wilton’s business community, town and local government, volunteer and non-profit organizations, town residents, and school staff and administrators are invited to celebrate the power of literacy by participating in Read Aloud Day, which is held in the spring and fall of each school year.
Village Market generously sponsors the literacy initiative, contributing funds to provide book titles hand-selected by school librarians to each grade, which are donated to the school’s library, post-event. Read Aloud Day helps to fulfill WEF’s mission of enriching the educational initiatives and programs that enhance the learning of the town’s students.
The format of the morning entails the arrival readers at 8:30 a.m. to check-in and be given their book. Each individual is assigned to a classroom and taken by a designated student or two to their destination. The reader introduces themself to the class, reads the story, and answers any questions the students may have—which may or may not pertain to the book!
Tuesday, November 7th, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Miller Driscoll School