This will be the third year that the RoCo Readers program, which is sponsored by the Rogers County Literacy Council, has been in Rogers County. Participating elementary schools include Catalayah, Claremont, Roosa, Westside, Justus-Tiawah, and Inola. Tutors commit to 30 minutes each week to help “almost-there” readers in grades first through third. At the end of the tutoring session, the Rogers County Literacy Council gifts a book to the student, so they can grow their “at-home library.”
Last year, there the RCLC gave more than 700 books to young readers. Tutoring occurs during school hours, at the participating school. It is a great way for parents and grandparents to be involved at their child’s school, or for anyone looking to give back to their community.
RoCo Readers will be hosting a volunteer orientation on Saturday, August 17, at the Will Rogers Library at 10:00a. Anyone who may be interested can contact Ashley Cook at email@example.com for a volunteer application. There is also a $35 fee that will cover insurance and a background check through the OSBI. Rogers County Literacy Council brings the RoCo Readers program to Rogers County through a grant from Believe in-Reading. Rogers County Literacy Council is a volunteer-based literacy nonprofit proudly serving Rogers County for over 30 years. Office hours are Tuesday and Thursday at the Will Rogers Library 9:30a to 4:30p. Call 918-277-4331 for an appointment.