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WCPS Elementary Students Help Support “Books for Babies”

Posted October 11, 2023

Baby Brantley Miller is getting an early start to learning about the world around him through reading. His parents, Brittany and Garrett Miller, love reading to Brantley and his big brother Bryson. Brittany is a High School Math Content Specialist with Washington County Public Schools. “Reading together, each night, is important to help develop our boys’ vocabulary and interest in reading. It’s one of our favorite parts of our evening routine,” says Brittany.

Like every infant at Meritus Medical Center, Brantley received a “Books for Babies” packet with a board book, literature, and information about the importance of reading to your child as well as promoting literacy in Washington County.

The “Books for Babies” program sponsors a “Reading to Make Cents” contest in which students obtain sponsors to make pledges for every book they read during a specified period of time. This year’s contest will be held October 16-23. This marks the 22nd anniversary of the contest and over 35,000 books will have given out during that time. The program is entirely funded through the reading accomplishments of elementary school students attending Washington County Public Schools.

Local companies and organizations donate prizes that are awarded to the three winners at participating elementary schools and four county-wide grand prize winners.

Elementary school students can get pledge sheets from their schools and sign-up sponsors through October 23, the last day of the contest. For more information, call 301-739-3250.


This information is being provided on behalf of Books for Babies.