Summer vacation is almost here! I am so excited for vacation because now I will have even more time to read. This is a perfect time for you to catch up on all of your favorite books, too. Please visit the Russell Library or other public library many times this summer. Ask the librarians to help you find books that you love. Don’t forget to check out the summer reading program- Exercise Your Mind: Read! You can also get passes for free or reduced admission to area attractions like the Basketball Hall of Fame, KidCity, Mystic Aquarium, and more. Have a wonderful summer!
Kindergarten through third graders have enjoyed Pat Zietlow Miller's Sophie's Squash, one of the nominees for the Charter Oak Children's Book Award. In the story, Sophie's mom said that a squash could not be a friend. The students had a lively discussion about this, and one insightful student said it mostly depended on if you had enough imagination. Who knew a squash with a little face drawn on it could be so charming?