Beth David, Editor
Beth Whinnem, teacher and librarian at Fairhaven High School, is on a mission to develop a community of readers in the schools.
So she hosted a reading party for young story lovers, some too young to read themselves. About 30 people joined her, the book and writing clubs, and other volunteers for a walk-through reading of Laura Numeroff’s “If You Give a Pig a Party.”
Volunteers helped the children, aged 2–7, read, make crafts, and write stories. Ms. Whinnem said she hopes for an even bigger turnout for the free event next time.
“The story ended in our small cafeteria with a party — balloons, cookies, cupcakes — and coloring,” wrote Ms. Whinnem in an email. “When done partying, they could come back to make puppets and bookmarks to leave with.”
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