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February 28, 2015

Community Connections Wish List

Clark County READS
3360 W. Sahara Ave.
Suite 160
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Making a Difference - Book-by-Book and Child-by-Child, Clark County Reads promotes the importance of literacy and provides quality literacy programs to children and families in Clark County.

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Reading Partners

Working with businesses, community groups and individuals, Clark County Reads recruits and trains adult volunteers to share the joy of reading with struggling readers in elementary schools. Volunteers work one-on-one with the children for an hour each week for at least 10 weeks.

Library Enhancement

Donations from groups and individuals allow Clark County Reads to replace outdated books in school libraries with new nonfiction books. Prior to ordering books for a library, the organization surveys the collection to determine which books will have the greatest impact on the library and its students.

Book Distribution

Clark County Reads distributes books at schools where students are academically at-risk. Students are allowed to choose and keep three new paperback books as their own each year. They are encouraged to read through festive book-related activities.

Book Re-Use

Book drives at various locations collect new and gently-used books for children ages 3 to 17. Books are sorted and distributed to eachers in the Clark County School District for use in Classrooms, or to give away to students.

Boots Up for Reading

Kids who read even 10 minutes a day outside of school have substantially higher rates of vocabulary growth between second and five grade. Boots Up for Reading, a book club program aimed at students in the third and four grades, provides for before-and-after school reading and discussion under the guidance of a teacher.

For more information, including how you can assist with this vital program, see the website at

You Can Help by Providing Goods

We need new and gently-used books.

You Can Help by Volunteering

We need volunteers to work with struggling elementary school readers. Each volunteer will have two school children assigned to them. The reading partner and child will read to each other for 30 minutes, once a week. A two-hour orientation is required. Volunteers will be trained in techniques that help to build a child's comprehension skills and reading fluency while instilling in the child a love of reading. More information contact: 702-799-1042.

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