Salem Lodge No. 4 A.F.&A.M. sponsor the “Bikes for Books” program to encourage students to read. This year Salem Lodge will present 8 bicycles to children participating in reading programs in Yoshikai Elementary School. Evidence shows that schools participating in the program are witnessing improved reading scores among their students.
Reading can be a pleasurable lifelong journey; from parents and grandparents reading picture books to toddlers, to seniors sitting in their favorite chairs curled up with a good book. Books enlighten, inspire, bring happiness and success, challenge our perspectives and provide comfort at difficult times in our lives.
It’s essential to establish a love for reading early in life. Towards that end, Harritt Elementary School in West Salem Oregon is pleased to join with Salem Lodge No. 4 to bring the “Bikes for Books” program to students in grades kindergarten through six. The objectives of the program are threefold: first, to increase student reading and comprehension skills; second, to recognize positive student achievements; and third, to provide an attainable goal, with life enhancing results.
Students are invited to participate in the program, and each time they read an age appropriate book, their name will go into the drawing; the more they read, the better their chances of winning a bike and safety helmet. For each book the student read, they had one chance towards the bike drawings.
Contact Person: W.B. Darrin Taylor at 503-999-4914