United States of Readers Visits Joanna-Woodson Elementary

February 7, 2023

Laurens County School District 56 is excited to see the finished commercial footage that was filmed recently at Joanna-Woodson Elementary by the United States of Readers organization.

The United States of Readers Organization is a version of Scholastic Book Clubs administered by teachers and, for the 2022–2023 school year, is being entirely funded through our partnership with best selling author, James Patterson.

In classrooms across the nation, access to books at home for children may be limited; hence, the importance of letting students choose books they are interested in and those books being sent home. Flyers are distributed five times a year; each student selects two books, totaling ten books of their choice by the end of the school year.

Teachers also receive new books for their classroom libraries, along with resources throughout the school year to share with their students and families to encourage reading in the classroom, home, and community.

We are excited that MS Bailey Child Development Center and Joanna-Woodson Elementary have been accepted to participate in this program for the 2022-2023 school year and are grateful to Scholastic for the opportunity!