Reading is an investment
The educational focus for the 2013-2014 program is "Choices Have Costs and Benefits." The featured books are: "Betty Bunny Wants Everything" by Michael Kaplan; "The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind," by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer; and "The Can Man," by Laura Williams.
School librarians receive a recommended money reading list highlighting books focusing on basic financial concepts. Students who read at least three books from the list and complete personal reading requirements fill out a log. MEMS Library/Media Specialist Ms. Georgeanne Bonifanti sends all logs to the treasurer's office for entry in a statewide drawing for one of twenty $250 accounts in Vermont's official 529 college savings plan. Last year, more than 3,900 students participated in this program.
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