LP Reads is a teacher-inspired and PTA-led literacy program aimed at promoting a love of reading. The program supports teachers, parents, and students through the following efforts:
- Goodreads.com: Browsing the LP Reads shelves on Goodreads, is like perusing your best friends' book shelves ... except that your best friends are now everyone at LP. Curious what books 3rd graders read over the summer or what books your child could read about bullying? Look no further. There are close to 2,700 books all categorized for easy searching. Follow this link to become friends with LP Reads on Goodreads.com.
- All Ears: Through the All Ears Reading program, students read to certified therapy dogs in the LP library after school. Learn more about the measurable impact reading to pets has on fluency in this UC Davis study.
- Community Read Aloud program: In an effort to model reading and confirm that everyone is a reader, LP Reads brings community members to read to our first grade classrooms throughout the year. Past readers having included a dancer, a policeman, an airline pilot, Moraga's mayor, the St. Mary's Men's soccer team, a Moragan librarian, and even some famous LP rockstar dads (The Juice Box Heroes).
- Author visits: While hosting authors on campus can cost thousands of dollars, LP Reads has still brought children face-to-face with authors via a significantly more affordable option: Skype. Previous Skype visits have included Gordon Korman and Roland Smith.
LP Reads programs are self-funded through grant writing and our relationship with Amazon Affiliates.