McDougle Elementary School hosted its very first Family Reading Partners event to help families come together to explore the benefits of reading.
The elementary school offered the program to help students who need extra assistance with their reading skills and incorporating those skills in everyday life.
Students who attended the program were encouraged to invite all members of their family, regardless of what age or grade level.
"The purpose is to have families come together, share books and learn how to have conversation about books with their children," Nancy Zeman, Chapel Hill-Carrboro Public School Foundation program services manager, said. "I think families go home with good quality books and recognize the importance of having fun around books."
Zeman has worked with Co-Project Manager Mary Andrews to make this an independent program for about five years.