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Tahoe Truckee Recognized as a 2017 Finalist for the All-America City Awards 

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR Campaign) recently announced that Tahoe Truckee is one of 27 communities across the nation poised to receive the coveted All-America City Award, a recognition created 67 years ago by the National Civic League. This year, the League is working together with the GLR Campaign to recognize communities that have made measurable progress for low-income children on the key drivers of early reading success — school readiness, school attendance, summer learning and grade-level reading.  Tahoe Truckee is recognized as a finalist for its work with the Tahoe Truckee Reads literacy campaign. Tahoe Truckee previously received the 2012 “All America City” award and “Pacesetter Awards” in 2013 -2016.

Tahoe Truckee Reads: a "Bright Spot" in the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

Tahoe Truckee Reads was selected to be highlighted as a "Bright Spot" by the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading for its efforts at expanding summer learning opportunities!
See article here: Expanding Summer Learning Options in Tahoe Truckee, CA

Tahoe Truckee Reads installed the 17th Community Bookshelf this fall!  It also happens to be the very first Community Bookshelf designed for the outdoors. 

Sierra Sun donated a retired newspaper distribution bin, Shepherd's Auto Body of Truckee cleaned up the bin and gave it a shiny new basecoat and local artist, Trish Dale, helped the children of Tahoe Vista mobile home park design and paint the Community Bookshelf that will live in their community.  Tahoe Truckee Reads Coordinator, Kerry Stendell, passed out over fifty gently-used books in English and Spanish to the children and stocked the Community Bookshelf for future book exchanges.  Many children expressed surprise and delight to learn that the Community Bookshelf is going to stay on site and that the books were available for free.  There were many smiles that day!

Article in Sierra Sun -

Local children and members of the Tahoe Vista mobile home park worked together to paint their Community Bookshelf.

The new Community Bookshelf, which opened Sept. 29, is complete and filled with books.

The Challenge

Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Yet every year, more than 80 percent of low-income children nationwide miss this crucial milestone.

The goal of Tahoe Truckee Reads is to ensure that all children in our community are reading proficiently by the end of third grade. We want our children to have the tools they need to be successful in life.