Holmen School District holds 21st annual family literacy night

For more than two decades, the Holmen School District has given families a chance to bond over a good book.

That tradition continued Thursday night at the district’s annual Family Literacy Night at Holmen High School.

Hundreds of kids and their parents were treated to a free book, a hot dog dinner, and live entertainment.

Organizers say the goal is to create more reading opportunities at home for children.

“We know that kids who have book in their homes become stronger readers. We know that when kids read in their home every day, their reading vocabulary and their comprehension skills strategies increase,”  said Amy Stoeckly, reading specialist for the district.

The event is sponsored by area donors and businesses.