Mount Holly reading program

Students at Mount Holly Springs Elementary School take part in the Dive into Reading program. The program illustrates the number of books read with cotton balls (one for every book) and fish (one for every 1,000 books).

provided by Mount Holly Springs Elementary School

Students at Mount Holly Springs Elementary School in the Carlisle Area School District surpassed a 10,000 books goal as part of a schoolwide reading program.

The school said in a news release that it set a goal of 10,000 books for the school year, but as of March 1, the students had already surpassed it with 18,000 books read.

The school has set a new target of 25,000 books by the end of the school year.

The Dive into Reading program was developed to promote literacy in the Title I building.

To illustrate how the students are doing with the program, a cotton ball is placed in a large fish tank to represent every book read. Each time the school reaches 1,000 books, a stuffed fish is added to the fish tank.

The entire student body also receives rewards as students meet goals at intervals of 1,000 books. Some rewards include treats, music during lunch, beach volleyball, teachers serving lunch and a mystery reader, who was recently Carlisle High School senior and football quarterback Eric Harris.

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