November 6, 2015
Village Elementary families enjoy an evening of reading fun
What is more fun than cuddling up with a favorite book? That
would be cuddling up with a favorite book and a dog! Several
reading assistance therapy dogs gathered in the library and
listened intently as students read them stories during the
Village Elementary One School, One Book Family Event.
Families could also check out the Seneca Park Zoomobile
displays that included a live bearded dragon, hedgehog,
mallard duck and armadillo. Students won prizes by
completing a reading-related scavenger hunt; and the Parma
Public Library was on hand to help people sign up for
library cards. Students also got crafty by making their own
journals and creating fingerprint animal art in the art
School, One Book is a program designed to create a
shared reading experience within a single elementary school
community. Schools choose a chapter book, every family in
the school receives a copy, and every family reads that book
at home over the course of a single month.
book selection is
The One and Only Ivan
by Katherine Applegate.
The award-winning novel is about Ivan, an easygoing gorilla
living in a mall, and the baby elephant he befriends, who
helps him see his real home – and his own art—through new
The evening event is an opportunity for families to enjoy
activities related to the book and reading together.