Volunteer to Read

1Rolling Readers programs make a positive impact on more than 5,000 at-risk Brevard County elementary school children by encouraging a love of reading. 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.

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Lockheed Martin’s S.T.E.M. Book Of The Month

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 2016 AAAS/Subaru SB&F Prize for Excellence in Science Books, in the Children's Science Picture Book category goes to: "A Chicken Followed Me Home!", by Robin Page. This award, in its 10th year, recognizes exemplary writing and illustration of science books for children and young adults. Works chosen must have been recently published, be "scientifically sound, and foster an understanding and appreciation of science in readers of all ages." Published in 2015, "A Chicken Followed Me Home!" was chosen for the award because of the author's masterful use of interesting text and illustrations to answer questions about chickens. 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".