Danville Regional Medical Center, Local Schools and Danville Mall Launch Community Reading Partnership
September 15, 2016
Danville Regional Medical Center (DRMC) and the Danville Mall announced today the launch of Danville READS, a program designed to publicly promote reading through special events held at the Danville Mall that inspire students, make reading fun and give back to local school libraries.
“We are excited to work with local elementary schools to host Danville READS events that motivate students to read. The READS events create special family outings that publicly encourage and recognize students. The events are uplifting, fun and aim to inspire and motivate students in a unique way outside of the classroom and the home,” said Alan Larson, Market President and DRMC Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Danville READS features two events for partnering elementary schools. The first event is a Spirit Night that encourages reading and supports local libraries. The event features interactive displays and games for students who can use their reading skills to win prizes. For every student that attends, the program donates $1 to the school’s library. The second event is a Recognition Night that celebrates the reading achievements of students at the end of the school year. The event features a presentation of certificates, community speakers and a wall of recognition with the names of student readers.
“Our goal is to use the Mall common area for events that inspire shoppers, families and the community and the READS Program does just that. With the support of the DRMC it is possible to host READS events at no cost for participating schools. They have a passion for advancing local education and their sponsorship of the READS program will have a tangible impact on Danville elementary students,” said Coles Doyle, Marketing Director for Hull Property Group.
Danville READS events are held at the Danville Mall and supported by DRMC at no cost to participating schools or families. Local elementary schools looking to join Danville READS can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.