Mayor's Book Club

Mayor's Book Club Opens in new window Reading is a Core Value

In July 2008 the City of Hampton unveiled a new program, the Mayor’s Book Club, which addresses early literacy and focuses on Hampton’s idea that reading is a core value.

The Goal

The Mayor’s Book Club engages families with young children in an exciting adventure of reading together.Supported through public and private partnerships, the program reinforces Hampton’s goal of helping all Hampton children have a healthy start in life and enter school ready to learn and ready to succeed.

Activities promote early literacy, improve the social and emotional development of young children, and increase the likelihood that children grow up in an environment where books are available and literacy is valued. Hampton’s children will be “Ready Readers and Ready Learners” when entering kindergarten.