Rolling Readers comes to Solana Vista School

By Karen Billing

Rolling Readers celebrated its second annual “Share Your Love of Reading” event at Solana Vista School on Valentine’s Day. The nonprofit, which is dedicated to helping low-income and at-risk children enjoy reading, aimed to raise awareness about the importance of literacy and reading aloud to children with local leaders serving as honorary readers.

San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts and Solana Beach City Councilmember Lesa Heebner were among the honorary readers who read to children at Solana Vista.

“I love to read and I started reading as a small child. I was one of those kids who went to the library every day to get stacks of books,” said Heebner before reading to her audience of second graders. “I’d like to encourage that habit.”

The Share Your Love of Reading campaign visited 14 schools throughout San Diego and honorary readers included Mayor Bob Filner and local radio and TV personalities. Rolling Readers hopes to raise $100,000 by the end of February for its nonprofit. To donate or learn more, visit