Washington Nationals Promote Summer Reading with District Kids
Who: Washington Nationals Centerfielder, Denard Span
Washington Nationals Outfielder, Scott Hairston
Washington Nationals Pitcher, Drew Storen
Washington Nationals Manager, Matt Williams
What: Visit District Children at Four DC Public Library locations to read with kids and answer questions about being a professional baseball player.
When: Sat., July 19; 11 a.m. and noon
Where: Denard Span
1800 Good Hope Rd. SE
1350 49th St. NE
Mt. Pleasant Library
3160 16th St. NW
4450 Wisconsin Ave. NW
The DC Public Library’s 2014 Summer Reading program is sponsored by the Washington Nationals. In this partnership, the Nationals are supporting summer reading by offering:
Kids up to the age of five who register for summer reading will receive a Nationals/DC Public Library soft baseball.
District students between the ages of six and 12 who sign up for the program will receive a Nationals Activity Book consisting of fun baseball-related activities in the areas of math, science and geography.
All District children ages 6 to 18 who reach the summer reading goal of eight hours in the program two tickets to a select Nationals game.
In addition, the Washington Nationals Dream Foundation has donated a $4,000 grant to the DC Public Library Foundation, which the DC Public Library will use to purchase baseball-themed books.
The Summer Reading Program is the largest program in the city that addresses the “summer slide,” or the loss of learning that children experience during the summer months. Through this partnership, the Nationals aim to reach more than 12,000 children and encourage continued learning during their summer vacation.