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Friday, May 6, 2011

DOE Press Office
(850) 245-0413

First Lady Ann Scott to Host Students at Mansion to Kick Off Summer Literacy Adventure

First Lady Ann Scott, Florida Department of State Secretary Kurt Browning, and the Florida Department of Educationís Just Read, Florida! Office Executive Director Stu Greenberg will kick off a statewide effort to encourage Florida children to read this summer. The Summer Literacy Adventure will launch at 10:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, with a childrenís reading event at the Governorís Mansion. Students from Fairview Middle School in Leon County will begin their summer adventure with a tour of the Mansion and its library and will participate in storytelling with the First Lady. Students will also have an opportunity to pledge to read a certain number of books during the summer and develop a personalized reading list using Floridaís Find a Book tool.

The event will take place:

Monday, May 9, 2011
10:00 a.m.
Governorís Mansion
Tallahassee, FL

Members of the media are asked to check in at the front gate by 9:45 a.m.