Newark Reads Event Sparks Joy and Literacy in the Community


Speedway Avenue School hosted the much-anticipated Newark Reads Event on May 7, 2024, organized by the English Language Arts Department to promote literacy and a love for reading among students in the Newark community. The event gave students the opportunity to select five free books of their choice, which contributed to its resounding success and made it a memorable day for all participants.

In addition to receiving free books, students were provided with a wealth of valuable resources to support their reading journey at home. These resources included tips for effective reading habits and ways to engage with their new books. The success of Newark Reads underscores the importance of fostering a culture of literacy and providing children with access to books and reading resources. By putting books in students’ hands, the District continues to promote academic success and empower young readers to explore new worlds and unlock their full potential through the power of reading.