For the final time this year, NHCS Kindergartners walked down the street to the Gordon-Nash to return their books and listen to a story. Our choice this time was Roxaboxen by Alice McLerran. It's based on the recollections of the author and tells the story of children who used elements of their desert environment to build a community in which to play and pretend. I love this book because it shows how inventive and imaginative kids can be. After the story, we talked about our upcoming Summer Reading Program, "Build a Better World". Kindergartners headed back to school with a bookmark that outlined all the events that are part of this Summer Reading Program.
Gordon Nash Library is so pleased to have this special connection to the New Hampton Community School. Some children tell me this is the first time they've come to their public library. Thanks to teacher Heidi Sidwell for making these monthly trips part of her kindergarten program.