READ: Unleash Your Imagination
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Contact: Kanya Lyons, 512-974-7379
The Austin Public Library and the Austin Independent School District encourage the Austin community to READ and Unleash Your Imagination. The READ poster is part of an initiative to spread awareness about the ways in which reading and literacy can transform lives. Reading opens up new worlds of exploration for the mind, increases the ability to focus, builds analytical skills and even reduces stress. Download the poster from home or visit an Austin Public Library near you to pick up a free copy while supplies last.
This year's READ campaign features AISD Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz and AISD Performing Arts Students, who performed in this year's district-wide summer musical. As Superintendent of the Austin Independent School District, Dr. Paul Cruz guides the district in realizing a plan to reinvent the urban school experience. The AISD Fine Arts Department is part of that vision. The arts provide students with unique experiences that allow them to explore their passions, maximize their creativity and critical thinking skills and learn valuable lessons about self-motivation, dedication, teamwork and communication.
The READ poster, in conjunction with APL’s My Library awareness campaign, invites Austinites and their families to get to know the resources at their neighborhood Library and sign up for a Library Card to check out books and access our Virtual Library from home.
About the Austin Independent School District
In partnership with parents and our community, the Austin Independent School District exists to provide a comprehensive educational experience that is high-quality, challenging and inspires all students to make a positive contribution to society. As a district, AISD seeks to reinvent the urban school experience by preparing all students to graduate ready for college, career and life. AISD is the largest school district in central Texas, serving more than 83,000 students at 130 schools. Follow AISD on Facebook at www.facebook.com/austinisd, Instagram at @austinisd or on Twitter at @AustinISD.
About the Austin Public Library
The Austin Public Library is key to making Austin a dynamic creative center and the most livable city in the country. APL provides knowledge, technology and inspiration to the Austin community. The Library is a hub of books and education, a meeting place of minds and an incubator of ideas. Connect with the Austin Public Library via social media library.austintexas.gov/social.