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Read Aloud Norfolk has distributed nearly 60,000 books since 2003
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"Promoting healthy, successful children and families through reading aloud."

Read Aloud Norfolk

Read Aloud Norfolk is a public, nonprofit literacy organization that promotes healthy, successful children and families through reading aloud.  We do this by educating people about the importance of reading aloud to children and providing books to help make it happen.


  • Provides "Read to Your Bunny" books to new Moms & Dads as they leave Faith Regional Health Services
  • Primary sponsor of Children's Day Festival at the Sunset Plaza each February
  • Provides hundreds of free, new books to children and families in need through our First Book distributions
  • Helps support the "Prime Time Family Reading Time" program at several Norfolk Public School elementary schools
  • Uses opportunities such as Jumpstart's "Read for the Record" and "Read Aloud to a Child Month" to promote the importance of reading aloud to children

About Us

Our goals are to inform parents and others about how important it is to read out loud to children. We want to promote healthy, successful, children and families through reading aloud. Also, Read Aloud Norfolk wants to foster school and community efforts that develop lifelong readers.

Below is a list of our great members here at Read Aloud Norfolk.


Mark Claussen
Norfolk Public Schools/Noon Optimist Club


Brandee Drahota
Early Childhood Center


Linda Hammond
Retired Kindergarten Teacher

Board Members

Angel Ausdemore
NENCAP Head Start

Jessica Chamberlain
Director of Norfolk Public Library

Julie Curry
Jefferson Elementary

Mayor Sue Fuchtman
Norfolk Area United Way Liaison

Judy Moeller
Wayne State College

Lisa Guenther
Northeast Community College

Sharyn Thomas
NECC Early Childhood Program



February 12, 2017

August 1, 2017

  • National Night Out in Central Park

September 2017

  • "Great Books for Great Kids" at Runza

October 2017

  • Jumpstart's "Read for the Record"

November 2017

  • "Read Aloud to a Child Month" in Norfolk and across Nebraska

Contact Us

Read Aloud Norfolk
P.O. Box 441
Norfolk, NE 68702-0411

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