Published January 12, 2011


Join the Tri-Valley Herald, The Valley Times and San Joaquin Herald for their 2011 Book Buck$ Family Reading Program. This award-winning family newspaper literacy program gets kids into a daily reading habit while rewarding them with Book Buck$ at the end of the week.

Book Buck$ Mayan Adventure
From February 7-11, 2011 reading will pay off for children participating in the 2011 Book Buck$ Newspedition: The Mayan Adventure. This year thousands of local students and their family members will explore a lost civilization. Participants will journey to the land of the ancient Mayans and each night, as they learn about the history of our southern neighbors, they will also use the newspaper to create their own stories by gleaning ideas from newspaper pictures and articles. At the end of the week, all young participants will be rewarded with Book Buck$ they can spend thanks to the generosity of local merchants and benefactors. 

There are two ways Hacienda affiliates can participate in this award-winning program. Sponsorships are welcome to help bring the program to local schools or you can donate a prize for the participants to "buy" with their Buck$. The sponsorship deadline is Thursday, January 27th and a number of recognition opportunities are available to event supporters.

Additional Information
Additional information relating to the event and event participation is available. For details, please refer to the Herald/Times representative below.

Contact Information
 Michael Dullaghan 
The Herald/Times Educational Services Department
P.O. Box 5501, Walnut Creek, California  94596
(866) 444-7323 x4  phone     (925) 302-1709  fax     bookbucks@newsschool.com  e-mail     www.newsschool.com    WWW

Hacienda Owners Association
4473 Willow Road, Suite 105, Pleasanton, California  94588-8570
(925) 734-6500  phone     (925) 734-6501  fax     info@hacienda.org  e-mail     www.hacienda.org    WWW