Meet Michelle Breum, a World Read Aloud Day Fundraising WRADvocate. Fundraising WRADvocates are supporting World Read Aloud Day 2013 by planning and promoting community events and online campaigns that include a fundraising component. Funds will be donated either to local charities in need, or to LitWorld.
On March 6, 2013 during regular story time at Parmly Billings Library, Michelle will share information about LitWorld and World Read Aloud Day. The library is excited to celebrate WRAD for a second year with Michelle. Last year bookmarks and a signed copy of The Paper Bag Princess were given away. This year books will be collected from library patrons the week before and day of WRAD. The books will be donated to the Friendship House of Billings, Montana. Parents and children who attend story time on March 6th will be given a bookmark and a ticket for a chance to win a signed copy of Light Up the Night by Jean Reidy. Michelle will read aloud The Berenstain Bears and The Spooky Old Tree and tell why it was one of her children's favorite books.
We asked Michelle why she supports WRAD and she shared:
I support World Read Aloud Day, because I love reading aloud to my own children. We have less time reading aloud as they have gotten older and much busier, but we still make time for reading aloud. I'm in awe of what LitWorld is accomplishing and am thrilled to spread the word about LitWorld's mission and work.