Mangano And Weisenberg Join Winners Of Nassau Library System’s “Reading With The Monsters” Program At Peninsula Public Library
Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano and New York State Assemblyman Harvey Weisenberg joined Monster Truck Driver Greg Winchenbach and children from the Peninsula Public Library to celebrate after reading over 4,000 books collectively as part of the “Reading with Monsters” Program. The Nassau Library System and Monster Jam partnered to promote reading amongst children between the ages of 4 and 12 from November 9, 2011 – January 16, 2012. A 5-week reading program was offered through 54 libraries within the Nassau Library System. The children were invited to participate in the program by reading books off a suggested pre-determined reading list. Six different levels were set and each time a child achieved a level, he or she received a Monster Jam themed prize. The library with the most participants was awarded the Grand Prize of a real Monster Truck and driver visit.
“It was an honor to be a part of today’s great celebration and I commend all of the children that participated in the Reading with Monsters Program,” said County Executive Mangano. “I thank Feld Entertainment, Monster Jam and the Nassau Library System for coordinating such a rewarding and educational experience.”
Monster Jam will be at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale January 27th through the 29th.