The Alton School District Reach Out and Read program kicks off again this week.  Volunteers are needed to listen to first and second graders read to them before the start of the school day.   The program is held each Tuesday through Friday morning beginning September 13.

East Elementary Assistant Principal Rene Hart told the Big Z volunteering is pretty simple:

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The school provides the books and each volunteer will get to listen to 3 or 4 students during their 30 minute slot.   For more information, call Elaine Kane at 433-7825 or email her at  You can hear the full interview about the program under the PODCASTS tab at the top of the page.

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