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Breakfast and Books with someone special

Lowell School's reading program

A mother reads a Star Wars book with her son during a family school event.
Lisa Moon reads to her son Soren during the annual Breakfast and Books event Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Lowell Elementary School in Brainerd. All the adults and students were offered a free breakfast and every student was able to take home one free book. This year's theme was "Breakfast and Books with Someone Special"
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

Lowell Elementary School's Title 1 program once again hosted Breakfast and Books. This has been successful with Lowell families, school officials said. In recent years during the pandemic, the school needed to host this event over three days to accommodate smaller gatherings at one time. With Lowell's new gym addition and COVID-19 restrictions lifted, an estimated 550 parents and students attend the one-day event Tuesday, March 29. Participants were able to eat breakfast, read and talk about books together and learn how to best support their children reading at home. Some of the participants Tuesday were three generations of Lowell graduates.

Adults and children reading books
Brent Fassett and his daughter Elsie read a book Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at the Lowell Elementary School School Breakfast and Books event. An estimated 550 adults and children attended the annual event.
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

Parents and students were able to learn about the services at the library and watch a video of Lowell staff sharing why they love to read. The event was made possible with Title 1 funding that focuses on parent and family engagement activities. Each child also was able to go home with a free book.

Adults and children reading books
Steph Swanson reads to her daughter Caylee at the Breakfast and Books event Tuesday, March 29, 2022, at Lowell Elementary School in Brainerd. With a new gymnasium and COVID-19 restrictions lifted, over 550 parents and children were offered a free breakfast and a free book.
Steve Kohls / Brainerd Dispatch

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