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It takes a village to save the street

March 10, 2009
By Jessica Peters, Special to The Sentinel

During the past 18 months, your local public broadcasting station, WPSU, has been in Lewistown and surrounding communities in Mifflin County spreading the message of the importance of literacy to families of children ages 2 to 8. Through our Raising Readers program, we have sponsored events like Movie Night at Miller Cinemas 6 and Family Night at the Lewistown Elementary School. We have given away more than 700 books at Kid Connection and 500 pairs of mittens at the Festival of Ice. We made visits to several area preschools, and left behind DVDs and activity books for each child. Through a partnership with the Mifflin County Library, we brought in Miss Lori from the PBS KIDS Preschool Block to have a special story hour for young children, and the Super WHY! Summer Reading Camp helped 54 children in the Mifflin County School District be ready for kindergarten.



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