Duluth students enjoy "reading for the record" with KBJR/KDLH Personalities

By KBJR News 1

October 3, 2013 Updated Oct 3, 2013 at 11:45 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Keeping Northlanders informed and educated is our job at KBJR 6 & Range 11.

But how we do that can come in many forms--some more entertaining than others.

Just ask our very own Kevin Jacobsen, who was busy reading to the kindergarten class at Lowell Elementary as part of national "Read for the Record" day.

With barnyard appropriate sound effects included, Kevin read the children's book "Otis," by Loren Lang.

He even listened to some of the class's own stories.

According to volunteers with the Reading Corps, the event aims to stress the importance of early literacy.

"Literacy is so important. One in four third graders right now is not at reading level for their grade. So, Minnesota Reading Corps is a really important program," said Jaime Jost, Volunteer Coordinator for Lowell and Piedmont Elementary.

And Kevin wasn't the only one in on the fun.

Our own Jennifer Walch and Zach Schneider were also keeping kids at Lowell entertained with their reading of "Otis."