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Grand Reading Jamboree

Was held April 21, 2018

At Proctors

12 pm - 4 pm

Admission was Free

There were Free Books!

Children's Author Nina Crews signed books


Gift Card were 

Given Away  

 Author Ty Allan Jackson signed books



Dogs were there

There were Free Crafts and Activities


Murals were made by students in Elementary schools


There was Free Food for all participants!

There was Free Transportation from all of the Elementary Schools

Our Bookworm was there


Each child received a passport where they answered questions and got their passport stamped in all the themed worlds around the Proctors complex.  Each world was designated by a mural designed and created by each of the Schenectady CSD Elementary Schools.

This event celebrated literacy and shared literacy activities with Schenectady CSD families. Our underlying goal was for the caregivers of these youngsters to witness the importance and joy of reading, and learn some tips on reading and activities to do with their children at home. The event was a huge success!   Over 850 people attended.

Food was prepared by the students and staff from Schenectady's Steinmetz Culinary Arts Program. Each participant  received a free food coupon.

Thing One and Thing Two also Cat in the Hat were there


Schenectady County Library  had a set up for new registrations for library cards and sponsored an area for parents and caregivers with tips on reading with their children.


The SCLP and Friends of the Library will also sponsor Thing 1, Thing 2 and Cat in the Hat for autographs and photos.

WMHT had activities and give aways for the children.

Al Magid our founder and Executive Director with his lovely wife Sally

The Grand Reading Jamboree Committee

Event Sponsors and Supporters

  • Bob Balogh

  • BBL Construction Services

  • Ray & June Benenson

  • CDTA

  • Curtis Lumber Co.

  • First New York Federal Credit Union

  • GE Foundaton (matching donation)

  • Neil & Jane Golub

  • Bea & Gerald Hahn

  • Key Bank

  • millennium strategies, llc

  • MVP

  • Open Door Book Store

  • Pioneer Bank

  • Price Chopper/Market 32

  • Proctors

  • Toby Reitman

  • St. Kateri Tekakwitha Parish

  • Schenectady City School District

  • Schenectady County Community College

  • Schenectady County Public Library

  •            and Friends of the Library

  • Schenectady Federation of Teachers

  • Schenectady First United Methodist Church

  • Schenectady Kiwanis Club

  • Schenectady Today Show/Proctors Open                Stage Media Public Access TV

  • Staples - Clifton Park

  • The Little Family Foundation

  • The Schenectady Foundation

  • The Seymour Fox Memorial Foundation

  • Therapy Dogs International

  • Turner Construction

  • WMHT

St. Kateri Tekakwith Parish

Chris and Mary Lou visit with the Littles

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