It's Bloomington Reads Week! The Foundation of Monroe County Community Schools is hosting a week of reading related activities designed to focus on the importance of everyday literacy. For more information visit their website  and help Monroe County focus on reading and literacy.
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27,11:30 to 1:00
Bring Your Own Book and Read Monroe County Courthouse Lawn
Pack a lunch, a book and a blanket and spend your lunch hour reading.
Sponsored by the Greater Bloomington Chamber of Commerce, Monroe County Public Library, & FMCCS
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 6:30 - 8:30 pm Digital Media: The End of School as We Know it?
Monroe County Public Library-Meeting Room 1B
How do we rede fine literacy in a world of blogging, texting, gaming, and YouTube? Using the PBS documentary, 'Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century', we will look at what's happening across the country and talk about what's happening locally. Discussion led by New Tech Principal, Alan Veach, principal of Bloomington New Tech High School.
Sponsored by Monroe County Public Library, WTIU, & FMCCS
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 7:00 to 8:30 pm Professional Learning Communities: What's the Big Deal? Carmichael Auditorium at Bloomington High School South
Mike Mattos, renowned expert on Professional Learning Communities will speak and answer questions about the significance of implementing PLC's in Monroe County Schools.
Sponsored by FMCCS
SATURDAY, APRIL 30, 8:00 am to 12:00 pm Bloomington Reads Aloud at the Farmers' Market Showers Plaza 1A between B-line Trail & the Market
Readers of all ages and abilities are invited to the Farmers' Market to help Bloomington read James and the Giant Peach aloud on stage and on camera. Each individual will read one page as we complete the entire book in 4 hours. Free books to the first 300 students who visit the Bloomington Reads table. Sign up for a free library card.
Sponsored by FMCCS and the Monroe County Public Library