ViPS Reading Day
ViPS Jane Mendel Reading Day 2022
Tuesday, November 15, 2022
Ready to register? Click here!
Thank you to all of our readers, in-person & virtual, our book donators
and LRSD staff that made 2021 Jane Mendel Reading Day a success!
Today a reader, tomorrow a leader.
2021 ViPS Reading Day Review - click here.
General Reading Day information:
What is ViPS Reading Day? It is a one-day event hosted by Volunteers in Public Schools with a two-fold objective:
- To encourage READING for all ages.
- To raise awareness of volunteer opportunities within the Little Rock School District.
Is registration required in order to participate? Yes! It is our goal for every elementary classroom to have a reader on Reading Day. All assignments are made from registrations received.
What are readers expected to do? Readers are asked to select a story (15-30 minutes in length) to read to their assigned class. It is important to share your love for reading with your students and encourage positive reading habits during your visit. Many volunteers will incorporate the use of props, visuals, or use funny voices to keep students engaged. We encourage you to have fun and be creative! Need ideas on selecting a book? Click here
How long will it take? Though most volunteers are in the classroom for approximately 30 minutes, allow one hour to include a timely arrival and check-in.
Once I register, when will I receive my assignment? Most assignments are mailed during the last week of October and the first week of November. If you have not received a letter or e-mail from the ViPS office by November 10th, please call 447-4450.
VIDEO 1 - Kevin Clay
VIDEO 2 - Ginny Belotti
VIDEO 3 - Emily Hester
VIDEO 4 - Henri Smothers
Due to health and safety restrictions during Covid, all participants were asked to donate books to our schools.
Over 2000 new, hardback books were donated to LRSD elementary schools in November 2020.
Thank you 2016 Reading Day volunteers!
2016 Reading Day Review
Many thanks to all volunteers participating in ViPS Jane Mendel Reading Day 2014!
ViPS Reading Day 2011 Review
2011 Reader Participants
ViPS Reading Day 2010 Review
Reading Day Slideshow