EDGEMONT – Edgemont Public Library director Samantha Miller recently pledged to participate in this year’s “Read for the Record “ event held last week on Thursady, Oct. 25.
Read for the Record, by Jumpstart, is an annual campaign whose goal is to have as many people worldwide read the same book on the same day. This year’s book was “Maybe Something Beautiful” by F. Isabel Campoy and Theresa Howell and illustrated by Rafael Lopez. The book is about a girl named Mira who transforms her grey neighborhood into a lively and beautiful place by painting and getting her community members to paint with her.
Miller went to the local daycare Edgemont Children’s Center and held a reading at the library last week, where she read the book to 24 people, which surpassed her goal of 20.
At the library, participants had the opportunity to color and decorate a bird like Mira paints at the end of the book.
“I had a great time reading the book to so many kids. Afterward, we discussed ways that the kids could make their home or town more beautiful,” said Miller.
Edgemont Librarian Samantha Miller last week read the book “Maybe Something Beautiful” as part of the world-wide campaign “Read for the Record,” which had a goal to have as many people as possible read the same book on the same day. In Edgemont, Miller read to a total of 24 people at the library and at the daycare.