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"The Mission of the Rochester School Department is to ensure quality educational experiences."

Rochester Reads

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Rochester Reads is a grassroots organization, whose dual mission is to ensure that:

  • every child is read to 20 minutes a day
  • every child be reading at or above grade level by the end of grade 3
Rochester Reads operates under four guideline principles
  • Involve broadly
  • Support families
  • Operate lean
  • Stay focused
Rochester Reads participates in the following events to
promote literacy in the community of Rochester:


Downtown Flag Display City Halloween Party
National Night Out  

Book Distribution – Rochester Reads provides “gently used” books free to families attending any event.
We also have community sites where books are available for reading or taking including:


Goodwin Community Health Center Division of Children Youth and Families
(DCYF)
Rochester Police Department Rochester School Department
Central Office
Rochester City Welfare Office Homeless Center for Strafford Co.
Gerry's Food Pantry Portable Pantry
Rochester Reads meets the 2nd Friday of March, May, July, September and December
Noon - 1 pm, usually at the Rochester Public Library, Rose Room 2nd Floor
Membership open to all interested parties
For more info contact:

Anne May anne.may@rochesternh.net 603-509-1901