Palace Pointe rewards budding readers

Two new programs at Palace Pointe, both focused on encouraging children ages preschool to grade 6 to read more, are being welcomed by area parents and schools: Fang’s City Diner Library and the Reading Rewards program.

Fang’s City Diner Library, launched with the help of Roxboro, NC’s nonprofit Partnership for Children Person County, features a collection of picture books and easy chapter books that parents and children can borrow free of charge during their meal at Palace Pointe. “We have a small assortment of books right now,” says manager Hunt Fitzgerald, “but we’re excited to see the kids and their parents taking advantage of the opportunity to read together.” The book center also encourages parents to register their children for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, through which all children age five and younger can get one free book every month. Registration forms for the Imagination Library are available at the Diner.

Palace Pointe’s Reading Rewards program, designed to be an add-on incentive to popular elementary school “reading challenge” activities, rewards children with a certificate posted on the facility’s Winners Wall area, as well as free activities each time their teacher certifies that they have read 10 books. The Reading Rewards program was inspired by suggestions made by Helena Elementary School secondgrade teacher Tori Jannetta. Several area schools have already begun participating, including Oak Lane Elementary and Stories Creek Elementary. The program has no start or end date, so schools can begin at any time; homeschools are welcome to participate as well.

For more information please contact Wendy Harrington, Palace Pointe Marketing & Sales Manager, at (919) 754-5111 (mobile) or

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