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LCSD Celebrates World Read Aloud Day

Friday, February 26, 2016

School libraries throughout the Liverpool Central School District recentlylcsdworldreadaloudday1 celebrated World Read Aloud Day with a number of special activities.

Willow Field Elementary played host to several guest readers including children’s author Bruce Coville, 93Q radio personality Rick Roberts and retired kindergarten teacher Sarah Sheahan. Each special guest read a book nominated for this year’s Bresnahan Book Award and spoke with students about their careers and experiences.

At Nate Perry Elementary, students participated in a Google Hangout with the author and illustrator of one of this year’s Bresnahan Book Award nominees. Helen and Thomas Docherty read The Snatchabook: Who’s Stealing All the Stories? to students and shared some of the history behind the story.

Other activities included:

  • Donlin Drive Elementary physical education teacher Jonathan Henty recorded himself reading a Bresnahan Book Award nominee for the morning announcements.
  • Liverpool High School Annex students were allowed to bring their lunch to the library where library media specialist Norm Bagley read aloud to them.
  • Liverpool High School hosted “Book Bites in the LHS Library” where students listened to video streams of their favorite authors reading excerpts from their books. The featured books were then available for students to check out.

lcsdworldreadaloudday2Each year, World Read Aloud Day calls global attention to reading aloud and sharing stories. Sponsored by Scholastic, the day is celebrated by millions of people in more than 100 countries.

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