LEMONT – With the help of a grant from Lemont-Bromberek Combined School District 113A’s Education Foundation, reading specialists at Oakwood School in Lemont have launched a One Book One School project, according to a school news release.
As part of the project, the whole school will read the same book – "Mercy Watson to the Rescue" – and do book-themed activities, the release stated. Every school family received a copy of the book.
Each chapter of the book has been recorded by a different guest reader. Video recordings can be found on District 113A's website in the "Parents" tab. Guest readers include police chiefs, a fireman, pilot, former Oakwood student who attends the United States Naval Academy and other special people, according to the release.
To kick off the project, more than 200 people attended Family Literacy Night on Jan. 24, the release stated. Attendees learned about the activities for the book and heard the first chapter read by Superintendent Courtney Orzel.
Oakwood faculty members also shared their favorite stories, creating an opportunity for families to snuggle up with stories such as "We’re All Wonders," "The Louds Move In" and "Elmer," according to the release. Eve, a Lutheran Church Charities service dog, also joined the event as the book "Good Dogs, Great Listeners" was shared.