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News and events related to LEAF’s PAKRAT program

PAKRAT Summertime Roll & Read Program

August 3, 2023
On Wednesday, August 2, the Partners And Kids Reading A-lot Together (PAKRAT) program, funded through the Local Education & Activities Foundation (LEAF), finished another successful summer of bringing quality literature to the children of District 7 42 and the St. Cloud area! This summer, the PAKRAT bus checked out 5,918 books to 2,081 young learners…

PAKRAT Bus June Report

July 15, 2022
As part of our United Way grant in support of the summertime PAKRAT bus program, we report the number of children that are impacted by our efforts.  Sara Martini has compiled our June numbers to be submitted to the United Way.  During June, 980 children checked out 2,690 books from the PAKRAT Bus! Attached pictures from the PAKRAT Bus show our intern Sea…

PAKRAT’s Book Bus is Ready to Roll!

June 7, 2022
PAKRAT’s  “Roll and Read” book bus begins its 2022 summer schedule on June 13th. We’re bringing the PAKRAT Roll and Read Book Bus to a site near you this summer, and it’s completely free to check out books! What:  The PAKRAT Roll and Read book bus will be coming to a neighborhood near you! Come check out your favorite books from the library on the bus! …

Kiwanis Club Supports Adopt-A-Classroom and PAKRAT!

August 13, 2021
The Kiwanis Club recently donated $1,500 to LEAF.  The Club donated $500 of their gift to support the PAKRAT summer bus program.  As part of the Kiwanis 100th Anniversary Celebration, $1,000 was donated to the Adopt a Classroom program to be split between four classrooms (100 students). One classroom will be at Lincoln, one at Madison and two at Talahi El…
PAKRAT bus ready to roll

PAKRAT/PAKCAT Bus is Rolling!

June 16, 2021
PAKRAT/PAKCAT Bus Continues to Roll!! The 2021 PAKRAT/PAKCAT bus schedule begins on June 15th.

A Great Day for the PAKRAT/PAKCAT Bus

July 20, 2020
Today’s launch of the PAKRAT/PAKCAT summer bus schedule was great success.  Kids and parents line up at Lake George to make there choices.