William Floyd’s seventh annual Teachers’ Story Corner Summer Reading Program is nearing the close of another successful summer at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library. This wonderful summer program features some of the district’s elementary school teachers volunteering to read their favorite age-appropriate books to preschool and school-aged children.
The Teachers’ Story Corner is designed to help offer literacy experiences for children entering school in September and for those who are already in school, while also maintaining contact with students and their families over the summer. The program also provides valuable information for parents on how to navigate their local library, including the location of books and how to pick out developmentally-appropriate material.
“The program also allows children who will be entering kindergarten for the first time or even preschool to be welcomed into our community,” said Wendy Gross, program founder and a kindergarten teacher at the William Floyd Learning Center, who also serves as a trustee at the Community Library. “They get a chance to ask questions and meet teachers that will be in their school building. Parents also benefit from attending since they get a chance to ask any questions they may have regarding their child’s school, asking for recommendations and assistance in picking developmentally-appropriate reading material for their children at home and to see their children enjoy listening to stories.”
The remaining dates are Wednesday, August 7 from 6-7 pm, Thursday, August 8 from 10-11:30 am, Wednesday, August 14 from 6-7 pm and Thursday, August 15 from 10-11:30 am. All students are welcome. Registration is not necessary and children must be accompanied by an adult.