Hugo the Hornet buzzes through local libraries, encouraging kids to join the reading revolution

There's a buzz about reading as Hugo the Hornet visits Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branches this week as part of "Hugo's Reading Revolution". This program is part of the Charlotte Hornets’  “Excellence in Education” initiative aimed at helping to address one of our community's most important and significant issues, educating our children.

"This is a fun program to host in our libraries, and the message about the value of reading is definitely one that we share with Hugo," said Sarah Goldstein, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library's Branch Marketing Specialist, "As we head back to school this month, it's a good time to remember that reading at home can help you do better in school. The more children read, the better their fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Plus, reading is also a lot of fun!"  

The program is happening at several Charlotte Mecklenburg Library branches in mid-August; a schedule can be found at www.cmlibrary.org/programs (http://bit.ly/1BtLmUg).   The program is geared to elementary school-age children and includes a 30 minute program about the importance of reading, which include tips on making reading a daily habit; setting aside a place to read; making time to read daily; and looking to teachers, librarians, and other adults as role models for reading. 

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