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El Dorado community celebrates literacy with Book Fiesta

Students and community participating in literacy event

The El Dorado High School feeder pattern organized its annual Book Fiesta for Team SISD students and their families on May 4.

The community outreach was a great way to promote literacy, and teach families in the school district how to maximize reading at home.

“We were very happy to meet our future Aztecs and their families,” said Sonia Baez-Morales, a librarian at El Dorado High School. “We want to show these kids that reading doesn’t stop. It continues at the high school level and throughout life.”

Students and their parents were given books, and bonded as they made bookmarks and friendship bracelets together. Participants also spent their morning building with Legos, learning about robotics, and engaging in a fun Nintendo Switch Battle.

“We are new to the state and aren’t familiar with the public libraries yet, which is why we were excited to come out, support the school, and connect with the librarians in SISD,” said Jennifer Richardson, a parent at Mission Ridge Elementary. “Events like these are important because reading is the root to knowledge and it opens a lot of doors and opportunity.”

El Dorado High School feeder pattern annual Book Fiesta event photos

Published May 21, 2019

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