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First Reading Oases of 2016 Installed

Thornton Elem Oasis_Children Reading-blogThe first Reading Oasis installations of 2016 are already under way in Arlington. United Way staff assembled the new Oasis (shown here) at Thornton Elementary, 2301 E. Park Row, on Jan. 13. Another reading center will be installed by United Way Jan. 25 at Amos Elementary, 3100 Daniel Dr. in Arlington. Both are being underwritten by the Peters family.

An Oasis has hundreds of new books, comfortable furniture and a listening library with a CD player and books on CDs. Every student at an Oasis school receives a membership to United Way Club Connect, a website that enables children to read and learn year-round through literacy-based games, e-books and book readings that are available even when school is not in session.

United Way of Tarrant County has installed more Reading Oasis reading centers than any other United Way in America. The Amos Elementary Reading Oasis will be our 17th Oasis.

Reading Oases are among the United Way-supported education strategies that foster early learning, reading proficiency and middle school and high school academic success in Tarrant County.

Email Emily.Furney@unitedwaytarrant.org for more information about United Way’s Reading Oasis program or to discuss underwriting an Oasis.