This year’s 31st Annual Rotary Read-In event was held virtually during the week of February 22-25, 2022.
Like last year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, readers were unable to go into the schools to read to Kindergarten to 3rd Grade students so volunteer readers were asked to film and upload a video of themselves reading an age-appropriate book. Combined with last year’s video recording submissions, a grand total of 212 videos were uploaded and utilized this year, including 48 from members of the Stockton Police Department.
Barnes & Noble in Weberstown Mall offered a discount on Read-In books purchased in-store or on their website, and all bookfair proceeds were donated to the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library. Barnes & Noble served as the drop-off location for all donated books and a total of 210 books were divided up and delivered to 68 area schools to enhance their libraries.
The Rotary Read-In was spearheaded by an organizing committee with representatives from the three (3) largest school districts in the area (Stockton, Lincoln and Lodi) and all five (5) Stockton Rotary Clubs: Rotary Club of Stockton, Stockton Pacific Rotary, Stockton Sunrise Rotary, North Stockton Rotary, and Central Rotary Club of Stockton. There were also representatives from the San Joaquin County Office of Education (SJCOE), the Stockton-San Joaquin County Public Library, and local event partner Barnes and Noble.
Check out some of the general public video recordings on our YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=wNDdJcNbWIs&feature=youtu.be