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Take a ride on Lincoln College's Reading Railroad April 30

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[April 20, 2011]  On April 30 from 1 to 4 p.m., children ages 3-7, preschool to first grade, are invited to the Davidson-Schaffer Gymnasium at Lincoln College to participate in a Reading Railroad book day event sponsored by the Iota Chi Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society.

Lincoln College's Iota Chi Chapter embarked upon a yearlong campaign to increase literacy, and The Reading Railroad is the chapter's final event. Area children and their parents are invited to participate in activity "stations" intended to strengthen children's love of reading. Reading Railroad station stops include Bookmark Stop, where participants can create their own bookmarks, and Storybook Lane, to hear a story read to them.

Children who visit all Reading Railroad stations will receive a book of their own to start their personal library and a certificate for a free pizza provided by Sorrento's Pizza in Lincoln. Kid-friendly snacks, including make-your-own trail mix and popcorn, and drinks will be provided.

"We hope The Reading Railroad will inspire kids to enjoy reading," said Cody Follis, chapter president, when asked about the significance of the event. "The stations we have planned will not only expose kids to different books, but also include activities related to reading and the rewards of reading."

Reservations are encouraged but not required. For additional information or to RSVP, contact the chapter adviser, Assistant Professor Spring Hyde, at 217-732-3155, ext. 207.

Phi Theta Kappa is a junior college academic honor society. To be eligible for membership, students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher and have earned a minimum of 15 credits at Lincoln College. Phi Theta Kappa and the Iota Chi Chapter dedicate themselves to four hallmarks: service, scholarship, fellowship and leadership.

[Text from file received from Lincoln College]

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