25th Annual Wyoming Reads Celebrates the Power of Literacy!

First-grade students across our community celebrated a terrific 25th annual Wyoming Reads Day. John Jorgensen established the Sue Jorgensen Library Foundation in 1996 and founded the Casper Cares, Casper Reads festival to honor his late wife’s commitment to children and reading. The celebration was expanded statewide as Wyoming Reads in 2006.

“Sue was always very dedicated to children and to literacy,” says John. “She believed that literacy was the foundation for everything in life.” That vision continues to fuel this community literacy initiative.
"We are incredibly grateful for Mr. Jorgensen and the Wyoming Reads committee for their dedicated work in bringing this celebration to our community year after year," shared Tanya Southerland, NCSD Director of Public Relations. "Leading in Literacy is a core goal in NCSD's Strategic Plan. Through opportunities like Wyoming Reads, students are provided with exceptional opportunities to learn and have fun! We greatly appreciate our community for their support and engagement in helping all students meet or exceed literacy expectations." 

A special thank you to NCSD Food Service and Transportation Departments, Woods Learning Center students, NCHS Theatre students, guest readers, and all other volunteers who partner with Wyoming Reads each year to ensure all students have a terrific time!

At NCSD, we are committed to empowering every learner to grow, excel, and be a successful contributor to the global and local community. We are incredibly fortunate to have terrific students, staff, school families, and community members who go above and beyond every day, in and out of the classroom, to ensure excellence in Natrona County.