May Breakfast, May 6th, 2006
The final event for Reading Across RI was a great success with over 500 readers gathered to hear the author of Shadow Divers, Rob Kurson and the two main characters, Richie Kohler and John Chatterton.
Audiences at eight high schools and two libraries participated in the 2006 RARI videoconference on Friday, May 5th, hosted by Barrington High School: Chariho Regional, Cumberland & East Greenwich Libraries, and East Providence, Narragansett, North Providence, Tiverton, Westerly and Woonsocket High Schools.
RINET streamed the videoconference and it is available online at: http://184.108.40.206/RINET/ for the next few weeks.
Thank you to all those who contributed to the success of Reading Across Rhode Island 2006!
- Robert Kurson, author of Shadow Divers
- Richie Kohler and John Chatterton, the Ďshadow diversí themselves
- Lt. Governor Charles J. Fogarty, Honorable Chair of Reading Across RI
- The local merchants who donated to the Penny Social at the Breakfast: Interstate Navigation, the National Hotel, the Feinstein IMAX Theater, horticultural therapist, Sally Gruber of West Warwick, Champlinís Seafood, Wilsonís of Wickford, Green River Silver Company, Tom Freeman Bubbles Dive Shop in Newport, Mystic Aquarium, Save the Bay, Barrington Books, Tim May of Brimfield Antiques Shows
- Our funders: Fidelity Investments, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Reading with Robin, Random House Publishing, the Corporation for National & Community Service and Newport Federal Savings.
- The Center for the Book and Providence Public Library volunteer committee members and the members of the RARI 2006 Nominating Committee
- And YOU! Rhode Island Readers!
Please help us with next yearís effort by completing this survey & sending it back to us: SURVEY 2006 [.doc]
Why donít YOU Ė ďtake the plungeĒ and try Shadow Divers for yourself? See why everyone is talking about it!
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