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ROC READ program encourages kids to read over the holidays

Posted at: 12/20/2012 4:19 PM

After they're done celebrating the holidays, some Rochester city school students will get the chance to curl up with a good book. It's part of the ROC READ initiative.

The program encourages students to read over the holiday break. Students are given suggested reading lists and some students were even given free books today to help them get started.

School No. 29 Principal Tanya Wilson says it’s a small initiative that could have a large impact. “It only takes two books to change Rochester. If I give two books and I get 10 of my friends to give two books and they do the same four more times, we would have two-million books and then every child in Rochester could have a library of their own."

Once break is over, students are rewarded for their reading efforts with prizes from Wegmans and the Rochester Razorsharks including tickets to an upcoming game.