Siouxland Libraries Read For The Record
by KDLT News
October 04, 2012 3:15 PM
Kids across the Sioux Empire hit the books Thursday as part of an effort to get into the record books.
Siouxland Libraries took part in Read For the Record day--an annual, nationwide attempt to create the world's largest shared reading experience.
Libraries and schools across the country all read the same book today. It's titled "Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad".
In Sioux Falls, community leaders visited story time to take part in the fun, which library directors say is also good for kids' development, too.
"Not only does their vocabulary improve by being read to for at least 15-20 minutes a day, they will do tremendously better in school," said Paula Goettsch, a library associate.
No word yet on the day's official head count, but in 2011, 2.2 million people took part in Read For the Record Day.