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Community literacy effort underway in Hillsboro
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Hillsboro CARES would like to announce its first “Community Read.”

Hillsboro Middle School classes are partnering with members of the community for a new effort at increasing literacy across the community during the month of April.  All students and participating community members will read “Pay it Forward: Young Readers Edition” by Catherine Ryan Hyde.  After reading the book, a Book Talk will take place April 29 at the Hillsboro Middle School where students and community members will discuss what was read.

Interested community members can order books at a discounted price of $5 through Scholastic Reading Club.  Visit  Returning customers may sign in. Otherwise, click on “First Time Here” to connect with the code.  First time users will create an account at checkout.  The code is: H6D4C for Teresa Krajco’s class.

If you are part of an organization or business, it is recommended that only one person order the books, and serve as a contact.  However, individuals are welcome to order the book on their own.

Online ordering is available through March 23.  Books will be available for pickup at the High School office on April 1.  Ordering online is one way to pay it forward; each book purchased helps a teacher earn points toward free books for our schools.

CARES stands for Community Advocates for Reading Enrichment and Success.  Hillsboro CARES is group of parents, teachers, and community members who are committed to promoting literacy throughout Hillsboro and the surrounding area. 

The mission of Hillsboro CARES is “To make reading a community promoted and encouraged activity through programs involving literacy.”

Contact Jacqui Davison with questions or if you plan to attend the Book Talk at Hillsboro Middle School: or 608-604-8619.