J.L. Francis Elementary held their 9th annual Book Tasting event on Friday, April 20, 2018. The students have read 18 books since January. Each student was given a bag to decorate based on something they read from one of the books. On the day of the tasting, students used their bags to gather samples from the various foods that are featured in each book. This event fosters excitement for reading among the students. In addition, there was time for the upper grade students to read to the lower grade students. Parent volunteers as well as community members helped with this reading initiative. Our theme this year was "Readingland: Books are So Sweet."