The Mount Berry Mall announced today the launch of Rome READS, a partnership with local elementary schools designed to promote reading through special events held at the Mount Berry Mall that inspire students, make reading fun and give back to local school libraries.
“Our goal is to use the Mall common area for events that inspire shoppers, families and the community and we are excited to work with local elementary schools to host events that motivate students to read,” said Coles Doyle, Marketing Director for Hull Property Group. “The READS events utilize our common area space, electronic signs, wall graphics, and shopping and dining options to create special family outings that publicly recognize and reward students for their reading efforts and achievements. The events are uplifting and fun and aim to inspire, motivate and encourage Rome students in a unique way outside of the classroom and the home.”
Rome READS features two events for partnering elementary schools. The first is a READS Spirit Night designed to encourage reading and support the school’s library. The event features reading games, shopping and dining specials, and prizes for student readers. For every spirit night voucher turned in during the event the Mall will donate $1 to the school’s library.
The second event is a READS Recognition Night that celebrates the reading efforts and achievements of students during the first half of the school year. The event features inspirational community speakers, a presentation of certificates and a wall of achievement display featuring the names of student readers.
Rome READS is supported by the Mount Berry Mall at no cost to participating schools or families. Elementary schools looking to partner with Rome READS or businesses looking to participate in the new program should contact Alyssa Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or 706-434-1784.