“WINNER of the 2017 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award!”
Sponsored by the Port Washington Public Library and SEPTA (Special Education PTA), 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.
Mr. Raji, special education advisor and behavioral support, attends each session.
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 Teen Training
Friday, Oct 12th, 4:30-6:00 p.m.
Oct 13th, 20th, 27th, Nov 3rd, 10th, and 17th
Registration begins the first week of September
Jan 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, Feb 2nd, and 9th
Winter registration opens November 26th, 2018
March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, and 13th
Spring registration opens January 28th, 2019