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‘Reading is Fundamental’ At Granby Elementary

GRANBY, NY – As Granby students hopped out of bed in the morning, they would be faced with an important choice.

It was easy for Adriana Walker, a first grade student at Granby Elementary, to pick out the book she wanted. As part of the school’s Reading Is Fundamental Day, each student was allowed to pick out a free book to encourage reading, both at school and at home.
It was easy for Adriana Walker, a first grade student at Granby Elementary, to pick out the book she wanted. As part of the school’s Reading Is Fundamental Day, each student was allowed to pick out a free book to encourage reading, both at school and at home.

Which free book will I pick today?

Granby Elementary School celebrated the importance of literacy with Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) Day held recently at the school.

On this special day, each student was to the given the opportunity to pick out a free book.

Classes lined the hallway outside of the library, one-by-one, throughout the day as hundreds of books were displayed on tables for students to choose from.

Volunteers from Granby’s Parent Teacher Group (PTG) were on hand to help distribute books, replenish titles and answer any questions.

Granby Elementary fifth grade student Justin Broadwell flips through one of his top picks, as he tries to decide which free book to choose at Granby’s RIF Day held recently at the school. With hundreds of books to choose from, the decision was not an easy one.
Granby Elementary fifth grade student Justin Broadwell flips through one of his top picks, as he tries to decide which free book to choose at Granby’s RIF Day held recently at the school. With hundreds of books to choose from, the decision was not an easy one.

Granby’s RIF Day is inspired by Reading Is Fundamental, Inc., a national non-profit organization that motivates children to read by delivering free books and literacy resources to those in need.

The essential elements of the RIF program is to encourage children’s literacy through family and community involvement, reading motivation and the excitement of getting to choose free books to keep.

Each year, a portion of the proceeds from the school’s Book Fair goes toward buying the RIF Day books that are given away to students.

For more information about Granby Elementary School’s Parent Teacher Group, contact the school office at (315) 593-5480.