'Pick A Reading Partner' program underway
The Canajoharie Central School District Parent
Teacher Association kicked off its “Pick A Reading Partner” (PARP)
program at East Hill Elementary on April 10.
PARP is a program of the state PTA that
encourages reading at home to foster a love of reading among
To kick off PARP at East Hill, school librarian
Audrey Maldonado was joined by Canajoharie Library librarian Hanna
Conbeer. The two visited each elementary classroom to distribute
library card applications and discuss PARP.
Students are encouraged to read with an adult
every night and mark their reading time in their log. The library is
also hosting “Booking
Buddies,” where students can drop in between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m.
on Wednesdays through May 10 to pick a book to read to a Beanie Baby
“buddy” to count toward their PARP time. Snacks will be provided.
Students who return their reading logs will be
invited to a PARP Celebration dinner on May 16, and will receive a
ticket for a prize raffle.
Author James Preller will visit the school on
April 12, and students will have the opportunity to purchase signed
copies of his book.
The book exchange is back this year as well — students can bring in
a book and trade it in for a new one. Books will be stored in the
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