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SELMA – Roosevelt Elementary hosted its second annual Family Literacy Night April 26 where parents and students had a chance to learn and reinforce reading skills.

“It was a successful evening of community and learning,” teacher librarian Debbie Spencer said.

Roosevelt’s campus was filled with decorations based on Dr. Seuss’ “Oh the Places You’ll Go” book. Teachers hosted sessions for the parents so they could learn how to support their children in reading, writing, science, technology, engineering and math activities. Parents were also shown the online resources available at, including databases and a large, online eBook library via Selma Unified’s OverDrive collection.

Local author Enedina Reed met with the parents and children had a chance to meet Roosevelt’s Reading Dog, Grace.

Students rotated through stations that included crafts, activities and games as they were guided by Abraham Lincoln Middle School Leadership students. The evening was concluded with giveaways including book bundles and three Kindle Fires.

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