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Executive Director’s Note – August 2017

“Let us read, and let us dance; these two amusements will never do any harm to the world.” – Voltaire

DeborahJust a short note this month to comment on the warm feeling I experience every time I see pictures of children frolicking in the cool water of summer and their expressions of pure unadulterated joy. Wow, what a rush!  The only other time I have been privileged to witness this type of joy is when a child realizes for the first time that they can read and understand a book all by themselves. As a teacher, I realized early in my career that it would never be a monetarily rewarding endeavor, but there is no feeling in the entire world to equal that of knowing that you were directly involved in unlocking an entire universe for a child. Don’t believe me?  Volunteer to be a Reading Buddy and see it firsthand. Our trainings for new Reading Buddy volunteers for the 2017-2018 school year begin August 10. Sign-up today and help give San Antonio children the joy of reading!

In partnership,

Deborah L Valdez, Executive Director

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