Southern Pines Grows Great Readers

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Southern Pines Grows Great Readers
The Southern Pines Public Library is a partner in the Campaign for Grade Level Reading. For more information, read the Freddy brochure.

Freddy and kids with RIF books
Southern Pines Children and our Goal
  • By the end of the 2011-12 school year, 74% of all Southern Pines Elementary School children met grade level reading requirements and were reading on grade level. 
  • Our goal is to have 100% reading on grade level by 2020.


 What We are Doing
  • As a community, we recognize that we need to work together to make sure all of our children learn to read to succeed in school.
  • Together, over 20 community partners created Southern Pines Grows Great Readers, a plan to increase opportunities, remove barriers, help parents, and support our schools.
  • For this plan, the National Civic League named Southern Pines a 2012 All-America City.
  • Now, we are putting our plan into action, increasing community activity, and striving to improve our town.
How You Can Help!
  • Get involved! Contact us for volunteer opportunities to further the Campaign!
  • Work with your children's schools and care centers to make sure your child is developing necessary skills by third grade.
  • Read with your child every day.
  • Make attending school a priority.
  • Enroll in learning camps, library programs, or other educational opportunities during the summer!