Volunteer to Read
Rolling Readers programs make a positive impact on more than 5,000 at-risk Brevard County elementary school children by encouraging a love of reading. Hundreds of local business people and dedicated volunteers visit classrooms each week to read aloud, work individually on reading skills, or meet with small groups of children to conduct fun, hands-on activities that reinforce reading.
Strengthening literacy skills benefits a child’s overall educational and personal growth, increasing their likelihood of high school graduation. It also leaves volunteers with a sense of fulfillment, knowing they helped a child in such a profound way. Our unwavering commitment to the Rolling Readers mission depends on volunteers to make it happen. For just an hour a week, you can change the course of a child’s life.
Lockheed Martin’s S.T.E.M. Book Of The Month
Read All About It is a S.T.E.M. Related Books Program sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Each Month Rolling Readers highlights a S.T.E.M. book, providing information about the book and its relationship to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The most recent book, "Chessie, The Travel'n Man" by Randy Houk, is a real life story about a young Florida Manatee who swam along the coast all the way to Rhode Island in 1994. After being airlifted back 'home' to Florida, "Chessie" made the trek again in 1995. Wonderfully illustrated and full of facts and information about manatees, this book is sure to delight both children and adults as they connect with this adventurer. For book reviews, the Brevard County Library link to the book and other information, go to the "Programs" page of this website and select "STEM Book".