Reading Rocks! 2011

No reason to say goodbye to an old friend

Even though the council program staff has retired the Reading Rocks project as an official  yearly event, there’s no reason troops and service units need to say goodbye to this valuable service to the community. For the last seven years, Girl Scouts have made a measurable difference to children through the books they have distributed through Reading Rocks. And you can continue to do so, even as the council staff must move on to new endeavors.

Books are still the most important gifts a young child can receive. Children everywhere need books to fire their imaginations and fuel their dreams for a future that is bigger than they may currently see as possible. And Girl Scouts are known for making this kind of difference through Reading Rocks.

The Marine Corps Toys for Tots program, Friends of the Library, Mission of Hope, and The Redbird Mission are just a few community partners who would be happy to receive books from you this season. And Advantage Emblem is one of just a few GSUSA approved vendors who would be happy to help you design a fun patch for your service unit event.

We thank all of you who consider keeping this project alive this year. And we also thank all who have contributed to the past seven years of successful book sharing this project has promoted.

Enjoy some of our favorite Reading Rocks photos from past years.

Girls enjoy looking through the vast selection of books at Carpe Librum Booksellers. The store hosted the Knoxville Celebration for many years.

For years, WBIR-TV broadcast weather segments of its Saturday morning newscast live from our collection site.

Girls and marines have fun in the snow as they brave the cold.

U.S. Marines support Girl Scout Jessica Hoover as she donates books to Reading Rocks.

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander was the long-time spokesperson for Reading Rocks, and Girl Scouts gave him a plaque that hangs in his Capitol Hill office.


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