World Read Aloud Day 2020 Celebration

READ ENC’s second celebration of World Read Aloud Day included many community partners including Pitt County Schools classroom read alouds, whole school read aloud events, and two public events held at Sheppard Memorial Library and Barnes & Noble in Greenville.
An afternoon celebration open to the community, including read alouds and crafts, took place at Sheppard Memorial’s Children’s Library and was coordinated by Children’s Staffers, Amber Winstead & Kristin Hill. An array of guest readers shared books with an audience ranging from babies to adults. The afternoon guest slate included:
P. J. Connelly, Greenville Mayor, reading The Pout-Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark by Deborah Diesen
Paula Dance, Pitt County Sheriff, reading Daniel’s Good Day by Micha Archer
Lt. Clemmie German, Pitt County Sheriff’s Division, reading Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
Kris Hill, SML Children’s Programmer, reading Kitten’s First Moon by Kevin Henkes
Dr. Steve Lassiter, Asst. PCS Supt, reading Harry the Dirty Dog by Gene Zion
Dr. Mikkaka Overstreet, ECU Asst. Professor, reading Honey, I Love by Eloise Greenfield
Dr. Art Rouse-Interim ECU COE Dean, reading Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems
Maria Satira, WNCT Morning Anchor, reading The Breaking News by Sarah Lynn Reul
Amber Winstead, SML Children’s Librarian, reading Snow by Sam Usher
Barnes & Noble hosted an evening celebration for the community coordinated by Jessica Lawrence, B&N Marketing Coordinator. The evening’s read alouds featured:
Alan R. Bailey, Head of Services, Teaching Resources Center, ECU Joyner Library, reading Say Something by Peter Reynolds
Amy Berbert and Angela Sawyer, Martin Pitt-Partnership for Children’s Literacy Educators,  reading You Read to Me, I’ll Read to You by Many Ann Hoberman and Today is Monday by Eric Carle
Faris Dixon, Pitt County District Attorney, reading Go, Dog. Go! By P.D. Eastman
Jenny Gribble, PCS Literacy Coach-Ayden Elementary & Horizons Reading Specialist, reading Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Jessica Lawrence, Barnes & Noble Market Business Development Manager, reading Macca the Alpaca by Matt Cosgrove
Dr. Ron Mitchelson, ECU Interim Chancellor, reading The Great Gracie Chase by Cynthia Rylant
Ellie Osborne, Horizons Reading Volunteer and Miss Teen World Pitt County, reading The Rainbow Fish by Marcus Pfister
Dr. Elizabeth Swaggerty, ECU Assoc. Professor, reading Here Comes the Garbage Barge by Jonah Winter
Because World Read Aloud Day is an annual event, READ ENC looks forward to celebrating again during the first week of February 2021. Stay tuned for an exact date so you can plan to join in on the celebration then!

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