Reading is beneficial to everyone

Hammond Reads

Mission

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Hammond Reads will promote literacy efforts by linking individuals and services in the community. By identifying, supporting and encouraging partnerships of service providers, we will further develop literacy efforts to improve and advance the educational opportunities for Hammond citizens. Through these efforts to energize the community, we will further acknowledge and celebrate reading as a fundamental part of life.

Hammond Reads is a member of Literacy USA and the Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition.

Programs and Activities

2006 Put Your Nose in a Book kickoff breakfast

Time Out for Reading kick-off event held at the Hammond Public Library

About Hammond Reads

Hammond Reads Celebration

On April 26, 2005, the Board Members of Hammond Reads held a celebration of their incorporation, new logo, and announced the Hammond Reads Essay Contest winners.

Hammond Reads was formed in 2001 to promote literacy and reading to the residents of Hammond, Indiana. Hammond Reads, Inc., was incorporated in Indiana in 2002 as a not-for-profit corporation and granted tax-exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization by the I.R.S. in 2005. The founding members are the City of Hammond, School City of Hammond, Hammond Public Library, and Calumet Area Literacy Council. Hammond Reads is guided by a volunteer Board of Directors representing partner organizations:

Organizations with a stake in literacy, reading and education are invited to join.

Annual Hammond Reads Essay Contest

5th Annual Hammond Reads Essay Contest

The theme for the 5th Annual Hammond Reads Essay Contest is "What kind of book would I like to write?". The entry deadline is Friday, January 27, 2006 at 4:00 p.m., and you may turn in your entry at any Hammond Public Library branch or mail it to the School City of Hammond Administration Building, 41 Williams Street, Hammond, Indiana. Download the 5th Annual Hammond Reads Essay Contest flyer, print it out, and start writing your essay today!

Please call 219.931.5100 ext. 310 for more information.

Contact Us

If your organization is interested in participating in, or supporting the activities of, Hammond Reads or if you would like information on Hammond Reads activities, please telephone the Hammond Public Library at 219.931.5100 Ext. 310.

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The Starfish

Every day, an old man walked the beach with a pail, picking up starfish that had been washed Indiana by the tide, and throwing them back into the sea. One day, a young boy stopped the old man and asked, "Why do you throw the starfish back? It doesn't matter. They will only wash up on the shore again tomorrow."

The old man picked up a starfish out of his pail, threw it as far as he could into the sea, and replied, "It mattered to this one."




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Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition
P.O. Box 3386
Munster, IN 46321