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My Farm Friends Book Reading

For children ages 3-5. 

Kelly Shrock, President of The Community Foundation of Muncie and Delaware County, reads My Farm Friends by Wendell Minor. This story teaches your little ones about the many types of farm animals.

Make sure to read through the farm animal fun facts on our YouTube channel! 

Ten Thank-You Letters Book Reading

For children ages 5-8. 

Ben and Karen Howells, devoted Reading Club volunteers, read Ten Thank-You Letters by Daniel Kirk. This book follows friends Pig and Rabbit who find the importance of showing gratitude.

Included with this video are reading tips to make the most of the learning experience. View the tips here

New Reading Program for Adults

Housed at the Ross Community Center, Muncie's newest program helps adults with reading. The Community Reading Project aims to improve the quality of life for adults in Delaware County by improving their reading skills. According to Census data, there are some neighborhoods in Muncie where 20-30% of adults in our community have less than a high school diploma. In response to this data, The Community Reading Project’s friendly and trained volunteers will work with adults so they can read forms, job applications, read to the children in their lives, and read for their own enjoyment.

Marissa Rose, who started the Community Reading Project, hopes that every adult in Delaware County will become empowered, engaged, and successful as a result of improving their reading.

The Community Reading Project offers two ways adults can receive help. Through the one-on-one tutoring program, caring volunteers will help people improve their reading skills through once or twice weekly meetings over a period of 4-6 months. Or, adults needing help can drop in at Reading Info Desks for short-term reading help. To find out how you can help the project, or sign up to receive help for yourself, visit Or you can contact Marissa Rose at

United Way of Delaware County is proud to be a funder and the fiscal agent of this much-needed program.

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