THIS BOOK IS COOL! is a series of 100 webisodes to encourage a love of reading. It premiered on June 1, 2020, and more than 1,000 children from across the Suncoast region qualified to receive free books thanks to the generosity of The Patterson Foundation
. In total, 5,302 children participated; combined, they read 94,383 books!
SCGLR encourages families, educators, public libraries, and community centers to continue to use THIS BOOK IS COOL! webisodes to promote the joys of literacy. Each webisode features:
A special guest sharing reasons why this book is cool
Vocabulary words and a suggested activity that is connected to the book
THIS BOOK IS COOL! activity guide with step by step instructions for each featured book
Bracelets and brag tag rewards for the children