One Book, One City for Kids is my library's annual reading program that encourages all 5th graders in the city to read and discuss the same book. The program also strives to encourage a lifelong love of reading among students, to inspire readers to bring story ideas and themes to life through discussion, and to build collaborative ties between public libraries, school libraries, and area schools. This year, the entire city is reading Esperanza Rising by Pam Muñoz Ryan.
The event's culmination happens with a visit from the author. Pam Muñoz Ryan will be visiting next week to a huge school event in our area and a special evening event at our library. She will be presenting and signing books. Educators and youth, will be able to meet the author of this year’s selection and mingle with others who have read the book. Refreshments and cake will be served. It's a great event for non-public school students in the area who participate to enjoy the event as well.
We even design resources for teachers. See below:
What does this have to do with me? Well, I am on the DigiBridge committee where we get to plan around these initiatives. That translates to I get to spend time with the author next week. I'll be making sure she gets to all her scheduled events. I'm exciteddddddddddd~! Furthermore, this means that I will not be doing my last toddler time of the season. One of my guest teachers will be covering that event for me. I won't post the lesson because I'm sure I'll be re-using it later!