The welcome mat is out for volunteers to read at Northwest ISD elementary schools as part of the Northwest Reads program.

The details

The event takes place from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 1, according to a district news release.

Volunteers will choose from a variety of books to read to prekindergarten through fifth grade students at one of the district's 22 elementary schools.

According to the news release, participants will be able to:
  • Read to students either in person or virtually
  • Engage with the class and share why reading is important to them
  • Inspire students to become lifelong readers
What you need to know

The news release states all volunteers must have an active background check on file with the district. To complete a Northwest ISD background check, click here.

Volunteers can sign up to read at a campus of their choice or opt for no campus preference, according to the news release.

For those community members interested in getting involved in the district’s reading initiative but can’t participate in the March 1 event, the news release states they can donate a book to a library or classroom.

According to the news release, Northwest ISD librarians have composed a list of district-approved books that can be donated. Lists are available through each campus librarian.