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picture of Elise May receiving award
“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.

Spring 2019
March 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, April 6th, and 13th

SUMMER Program!
July 22 to 25 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 noon and July 26 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Creative Readers is an arts and literacy inclusion program for children with disabilities and children of all abilities entering grades 1 to 5. Bringing books to life with dramatic enactment, art, music and movement, the summer program will culminate in a shared performance for families and caregivers. 
Please note; your child must commit to attending all dates.
Register online at https://pwpl.org/children/childrens-programs beginning June 3. 

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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