By Reader Staff
Celebrate the value of reading aloud together as a family at the Family Reading Week Party today, Nov. 16 at 4:30 p.m. at Kootenai Elementary School.
Every November, the East Bonner County Library District hosts Family Reading Week Party to celebrate the Idaho Commission for Libraries’ statewide initiative. This year, The Library is partnering with Kootenai Elementary, 301 Sprague St. in Kootenai, to hold the event off-site due to Your Library Transformation, the Sandpoint Branch remodel and expansion project in progress.
Festivities will include stories, crafts, party snacks and a special appearance by popular children’s book character, Olivia the Pig.
On Nov. 1, Sandpoint Mayor Shelby Rognstad read an official proclamation, declaring Nov. 12-18 Family Reading Week in Sandpoint. Mayor Rognstad and Kootenai Mayor Nancy Lewis will both be in attendance at the party.
“When parents read aloud to their children, their attention is focused on the child,” said Suzanne Davis, Children’s Services Librarian. “It creates a loving, learning experience for the child that has tremendous benefits for them.”
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