Campers boost reading skills

 PICTURED: Rising first-graders hold up signs that spell out “family.” Family and community were among the topics they explored during the program. Photo by Carolyn Bahm.

PICTURED: Rising first-graders hold up signs that spell out “family.” Family and community were among the topics they explored during the program. Photo by Carolyn Bahm.

Read to Be Ready campers celebrated four weeks of fun and creative reading exercises on June 29 with a community fair at Bartlett Elementary School. Community organizations such as the Bartlett Fire Department and The Bartlett Express were on hand to talk to the children before children and parents enjoyed refreshments and a brief program.

A state-funded grant made the program possible.