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 stormy weather we have been having lately, including hurricane Irma and tropical storm type rain downpours, has brought out into the open our slinky, slimy residents-snakes. The Florida Museum (https://www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/herpetology/fl-snakes/list/) provides quite a long list of snake species that live in and around Florida. Many people would prefer not to have snakes around, but many provide valuable services by keeping the number of rodents and other undesirable pests down. We have chosen the book, "The Gum Chewing Rattler" written by Joe Hayes, and illustrated by Antonio Castro Lopez, as our highlighted book of the month. For book reviews, the Brevard County Library link to the book, other books about snakes, go to the "Programs" page of this website and select "STEM Book".