Monday, January 31, 2011

Reading Is a Family Affair at the Ridgefield Library

Three times a school year, thanks to the generosity of the Friends of the Ridgefield Library, we offer students in third through fifth grades and their families a free book, a free meal, and a chance to take part in a book discussion.  The program is called Reading is a Family Affair and it is among the most popular at the Library. The next one will take place on Wednesday, February 23 at 6:30pm.  Families who sign up ahead of time will receive a copy of Jerry Spinelli’s book Loser to read together.  

There is a new policy for signing up. To ensure attendance and prompt RSVPs, we are asking all who register to give us a $5 per person refundable deposit.  The deposit will be refunded when you attend the program, or if you call us by noon the day of, with your regrets.

On February 23, everyone who has registered will gather in the Library’s Dayton Program Room and enjoy a pizza dinner before breaking into small groups to discuss the book.  The program is always enjoyable, as hearing opinions and reflections from several generations makes for a rich discussion.  We hope to see you at the Library this winter!

Contributed by Geri Dioro, Head of Children's Services and Teen Services Librarian

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