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Local Organizations Team Up for Virtual “Read for the Record®” Event 


Columbus, GA--Four local organizations committed to early childhood learning will sponsor a virtual reading of the popular children’s book, “Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away” Thursday, Oct. 29, at 10 a.m. The book by award-winning author Meg Medina is a celebration of lifelong friendships and the value of staying connected to loved ones.  
The Facebook event is a collaboration of Chattahoochee Valley Libraries, Ferst Readers of Muscogee County, the Literacy Alliance and The Basics™ Chattahoochee Valley. It is part of Jumpstart’s  Read for the Record® to raise awareness of the importance of early literacy and make high-quality books accessible to all children, according to Jumpstart’s website. The annual event, now in its 15th year, attracts millions of participants worldwide. 
The reading of “Evelyn Del Rey is Moving Away” will be presented by Greta Browder of the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries. It will be recorded and posted to the Facebook pages of the sponsoring organizations.  
Viewers who watch the video, “like” it and leave a comment before midnight Oct. 29 will have a chance to win a library of 10 children’s books. Five winners will be selected by random drawing and will be notified Oct. 30 via Facebook Messenger. One of the five will also win a $25 Walmart gift card. Prizes may be picked up at the Columbus Public Library, 3000 Macon Road in Columbus. This giveaway is not endorsed, sponsored, administered by or associated with Facebook.  
Viewers may watch on any of the following Facebook pages: @chattahoocheevalleylibraries, @ferstreadersofmuscogeecounty, @literacyalliancecolumbus or @thebasicschattahoocheevalley.  
More information on Jumpstart and the event is available at  

Tues Oct 13th 6:00pm-7:00pm