Southern Pines Grows Great Readers

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Growing Moore Readers

The Southern Pines Public Library is a partner in the Growing Moore Readers Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. For more information, please visit the Campaign's website.

Freddy and kids with RIF books

Moore County Children and our Goal

  • By the end of the 2014-2015 school year, 63.6% of Moore County third graders met grade level reading requirements and were reading on grade level. 
  • Our goal is to have 100% reading on grade level by 2020.



What We are Doing

  • As a community, we recognize that we need to work together to make sure all of our children learn to read to succeed in school.
  • Together, over 20 community partners created Southern Pines Grows Great Readers in 2011, a plan to increase opportunities, remove barriers, help parents, and support our schools.
  • For this plan, the National Civic League named Southern Pines a 2012 All-America City. 
  • In 2016, building upon the success in Southern Pines, the campaign expanded to a county-wide focus, bringing together a wider array of voices and ideas to help grow readers across Moore County.

How You Can Help!

  • Get involved! Contact us for volunteer opportunities to further the Campaign!
  • Work with your children's schools and care centers to make sure your child is developing necessary skills by third grade.
  • Read with your child every day.
  • Make attending school a priority.
  • Use and tell others about the VROOM app to help turn adult-child interactions into brain-building moments.
  • Enroll in learning camps, library programs, or other educational opportunities during the summer!
  • For more information on ways to help please go to our Campaign website.