Bikes for Books Program
Bikes for Books is a reading incentive program designed for children in grades K through 8.
Bikes For Books is very simple. Each student is asked to read as many books as they can in a set amount of time. For each book the student reads they get an entry form to fill out. The entry form includes the name of the book, a short description of the book, the name, grade, and class of the student.
Each completed entry form is placed into a container for their class. The more books a student reads, the more entry forms they can put into the drawing. At the end of the quarter a drawing is conducted for each class during an assembly attended by members of the Lodge and staff from the school. A new bicycle and helmet is awarded to the student whose name is on the drawn entry form(one boy and one girl).
The program is being sponsored by Aztlan Lodge No. 1 at Miller Valley School in order to promote reading in local elementary schools.
May 9th, 2015, saw a record 58 children from 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades complete the requirements, unfortunately in the last year of this school's existence. Two were chosen from each grade by the principal to receive the bikes. Helmets and locks were donated by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office, as well as our partners at WalMart on Gail Gardner who donated three of the bikes. WM Hutchinson, PM Demuth, SW Sahady, JW Parrish, Treasurer Rose, and SD Giler-Tomala presented the bikes, locks and helmets while Brother Hays took pictures. The lodge received six Thank You letters from the kids and a wonderful time was had by all!