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Franklin Co. to celebrate Read for the Record

August 23, 2006

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The Franklin County Reading Council will celebrate Jumpstart's Read for the Record on Thursday.

The council will support the campaign by hosting readings of the campaign's book, "The Little Engine That Could," at area schools, libraries and Starbucks restaurants.

The local events will be at Andrew Buchanan Elementary School, Coldbrook Elementary School, Falling Spring Elementary School, Grandview Elementary School, Grove Library and Starbucks in Chambersburg; Fayetteville (Pa.) Elementary School; Alexander Hamilton Memorial Free Library in Waynesboro, Pa.; and St. Thomas (Pa.) Library.

Other events are being held at area day-care centers and preschools.

Most of Thursday's events are being held in conjunction with Chambersburg Area School District's back-to-school activities. The events at Andrew Buchanan and Coldbrook Elementary will be from 6 to 7:30 p.m.

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Other events include:

· A Wednesday event at Fayetteville features principal Christine Mostofi.

· Falling Spring Elementary School's readings will be at 7:10 and 7:40 p.m.

· Grandview Elementary School's events are for Grandview kindergartners only and will feature Carole Kirkpatrick and Kim Thomas.

· Starbucks will have its own events from 10:30 a.m. to noon and 6 to 8 p.m. at its Lincoln Way East store in Chambersburg.

· Grove Family Library is hosting an event at 1:30 p.m. with Franklin County Commissioner Cheryl Plummer as featured reader.

· The Waynesboro library will host a reading at 10:30 a.m.

· St. Thomas Library patrons may call the library at 717-369-4716 for a time for their event.

Read for the Record is a national campaign to engage adults and children across America in setting the world record for the largest shared reading experience.

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