About Marietta Reads!
Marietta Reads!, the Marietta City Schools (MCS) citywide effort to foster reading and literacy in the community, is celebrating its sixteenth anniversary. Annually, schools district-wide join in a kickoff celebration offering a variety of literacy activities including school performances, free books, literacy based activities, balloon artists, face painting, a mascot dance-off, and guest appearances. A highlight is the unveiling of the One Book Marietta. The Marietta Reads kick-off will be held on the Marietta Square on Saturday, October 27, from 10:00-2:00.
Marietta Reads! encourages each school to set a reading goal for students in the school. Each principal agrees to a Principal's Challenge if students reach the goal. Check with your child's school to learn about your school's goal and Principal's Challenge.
Marietta Reads! is supported by a variety of citizens in a variety of ways. Students share book reviews, recommend books to each other, and encourage the reading of classmates and friends. Parents read at home to provide good models for children. Parents also read to and with their children, take them to the public library, and cheer them on as they work toward reading goals. Faculty and staff members promote reading and encourage students to reach the school goal for the year, assist students in selecting appropriate books, and teach the skills and strategies needed for reading. Volunteers come to schools to read to and with children. Businesses promote Marietta Reads! in the workplace. Individuals and organizations support the costs of providing books for students and rewarding reading achievement.