Baltimore County students enjoy Report Card Rewards
Greetings & Readings celebrates elementary school reading with new Baltimore area program
By: Greetings & Readings
When report cards go out later this month, area students will be in for a fun reward, courtesy of the family-owned gift store, Greetings & Readings.
When an elementary school student shows off his or her report card to the Book Department staff at Greetings & Readings, the team will congratulate them, stamp their report card, let them choose a toy from the treasure chest, and let Mom or Dad save 25% on that day's children's book purchase.
Greetings & Readings has been an active part of the community since it first opened in 1969. It hosts local authors each week and a free Kids Story Time event every Wednesday and Saturday morning for ages two through six.
"One of our employees is the mother of two Baltimore County students, and she was the one who came up with the idea for Report Card Rewards," said Steven Baum, president of Greetings & Readings.
"We thought the free toy would be the most exciting reward for students, but the first girls to hear about the program were more excited about getting a new book to read," said Baum.
Woodmoor Elementary in Baltimore and Pot Spring Elementary in Lutherville were among the first area schools to embrace the program. Report Card Rewards is open to all local elementary school students, regardless of their school district, and interested parents can find more information at Greetings & Readings or on the Greetings & Readings website.
Located in the Hunt Valley Towne Centre on Shawan Road, Greetings & Readings of Hunt Valley is Baltimore's premier independent gift store. With 30,000-square-