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“WINNER of the 2017 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award!”
Creative Readers is an inclusion program where elementary students, K-2 and 3-5, are paired with high school buddies.
Together they explore literature using theater, music, movement and art.
Developed by Elise May, Creative Readers mission is to increase the joy of reading by turning books into a multi-sensory experience offering all learners the ability to be challenged, motivated and successful.
Its secondary goal, of no less importance, is to offer a space for unique learners of all kinds, some of whom are schooled outside the district, to socialize in their community and work together creatively.
Paolo Navarrete, a behavioral support specialist, attends each session.
Supported by the PWPL Children’s Advisory Council,

The program runs three times a year and meets on Saturday mornings in the library’s Lapham Room.
Grades K-2, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Grades 3-5, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Creative Readers 2019-2020  Dates 

Fall sessions:  Oct. 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, 23 – Session full

Winter sessions:  Jan. 11, 18, 25, Feb. 1, 8, 15 – registration begins December 2nd

Spring sessions:  Feb. 29, Mar. 7, 14, 21, 18, Apr. 4 – registration begins January 27th

*Please note; your child must commit to attending all dates.
To apply to be a volunteer: Click here.

For program information and high school volunteer opportunities, please email creativereaders@optimum.net  
Click here for Creative Readers’ Facebook page

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