LACONIA — Pleasant Street Elementary School is one of eight elementary schools in New Hampshire and Vermont taking part in the Year of the Book sponsorships from the Children's Literacy Foundation, an independent nonprofit based in Waterbury Center, Vt.
Each sponsorship is valued at $25,000 and includes literacy programs and events for the school and new books for the school and students.
Pleasant Street School will kick off their Year of the Book on Wednesday, September 17. Duncan McDougall will tell stories to 290 students, grades K-5. After the storytelling presentation held in the cafeteria/gymnasium, each student will choose 2 new books. The programs will be held 1-1:45 – K-2nd grade; 2-2:45 – 3rd – 5th grade.
Other opportunities over the year may include:
Writing workshops with poets, children's authors and cartoonists; Visits from naturalists and real reptiles and raptors; Conversations with well-known authors about the writing process and field trips and performances.
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