Young readers have the opportunity to log 131,740 total minutes of reading as members of the University of Findlay’s 1882 Club. The club challenges students of all ages to read 1,882 minutes (or about 20 minutes each day) during a UF semester. The 1882 Club is a program of the Clubhouse, a free literacy outreach service provided to children of Hancock County and surrounding areas by the College of Education. Monday, Dec. 12 from 5:30-6:15 p.m., is the last check-in for 1882 Club members who read during the fall 2016 semester.
According to Allison L. Baer, Ph.D., clubhouse director, 70 students registered for the 1882 Club this fall, the largest group ever. If all 70 meet their reading goals, the group could record more than 130,000 minutes of reading. Baer is encouraging all 1882 Club members to come to the Dec. 12 check-in to enjoy Shirley’s Popcorn and a Christmas read aloud and post their minutes to the 1882 Derrick. Those attending will also receive a “thank you for reading” gift from the Clubhouse.
Shirley’s Gourmet Popcorn, Findlay, is the sponsor of the 1882 Club and supports the Clubhouse financially through various promotional events.
“Thanks to Shirley’s generosity, students can enjoy reading as members of the 1882 Club,” said Baer. “We can reach out to readers of all ages and also support the good work of area schools.”