Colorado Lt. Governor Garcia Celebrates Book Trust

Lt. Gov. Garcia sits on classroom floor with first grader during partnered reading time

Lt. Governor Joe Garcia lead a week-long tour across the state, visiting small and large communities alike, to build excitement for reading as part of Colorado Literacy Week. The tour made a stop at Irish Elementary School in Fort Collins to celebrate Book Trust and its impact on students, teachers, and families.

Antonio Mendez holds picture book while first grader points to book and reads book aloud
Lt. Gov. Garcia’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Antonio Mendez listens while his book buddy reads aloud one of his September Book Trust books.

During the visit, Lt. Governor Garcia read How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? to first grade students before celebrating reading by distributing students’ first month of Book Trust books of the school year.

Adult female volunteer reads with two first grade boys at their desk
Retired Book Trust Teacher and founding Book Trust Board Member, Jeannie Craft reads along with two first graders during the Book Trust book delivery.

Lindsey Walton, Principal of Irish Elementary shared, “Book Trust is a valuable resource for our students and their families. Thanks to Book Trust, when we send books home with students, we are building a love of reading and learning beyond the classroom. We are excited that Lt. Governor Garcia witnessed our students’ excitement firsthand and read to our students.”

Todd Lambert helps first grade girl sound out a challenging word in her book
Assistant Superintendent of Poudre School District, Todd Lambert helps a first grader sound out a challenging word in her Book Trust book.
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