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With These Characters, Who Wouldn't Fall In Love With Books!

Updated: Jul 8, 2022

PNC and a few other JumpStar Readers opened the first chapter by showing up on classroom screens, capturing students' hearts and imaginations with readings of their favorite childhood stories. Our friends at GWU JumpStart wrote themselves into the story by showing up on Reading for the Record Day to jumpstart their annual literacy partnership with Pre-K. While all of that was going on, our friends at ACE Hardware - Adams Morgan got on the same page and started building a Little Free Library for Jubilee JumpStart to share literary treats with children and parents year-round. Things only developed from there as our children started plotting which book character they would appear in our Storybook Parade as. Parent spectators at our parade brought an unexpected twist to our story. A heavy rainstorm on Family Literacy Night added an extra bit of drama to our closing event. Never fear, we had the perfect storybook ending. As that storm rolled out of town, we closed the book on Fall in Love With Books, sent our Little Red Riding Hood, Corduroy (pictured below), and all of our little characters home well-prepared to start new love-of-books with their families.

We are grateful to the Junior League of Washington for sponsoring our Fall In Love with Books this year. This story wouldn't be so full of books without your support.

Thank you to Lawrence and ACE Hardware - Adams Morgan for donating and building our Little Free Library and Sitar Arts Center who will decorate it for us. These contributions will make sharing family-friendly books with our community possible year-round.

Also, special thanks to our team of supporters at PNC Bank and other friends in the community who showed up virtually every day for two weeks as JumpStar Readers. The children and adults of Jubilee JumpStart truly enjoyed sharing classics and discovering new favorite stories with you. We look forward to doing it again in the Spring during March Into Reading.

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