The Petoskey District Library (PDL) is pleased to announce its participation in the Michigan Reads! program. Michigan Reads! is an annual early literacy program focused on a featured book. For 2013, it is Woolbur by Michigan author Leslie Helakoski.
We kicked off our involvement with Michigan Reads! on Wednesday, September 11, by presenting readings of all of the Michigan Reads! books since 2004 by United Way Volunteers and Library Staff as a part of United Way’s “Day of Caring.”
Woolbur was also be read as a part PDL’s “Saturdays Child” Story Hours on Saturdays from 3:00-4:00 p.m. beginning on September 21 in the Program Room at the library.
In Woolbur, the pages of the book are full of movement and activity as a lamb named Woolbur finds creative ways to go about his day. When Woolbur is asked to do things, he finds original ways to accomplish everyday tasks and shares his ideas with others. The story, the language, the joyfulness of Woolbur’s actions, and the wonderful illustrations all come together to make Woolbur a “go to” book for both children and older readers as they learn how to go about their own day. Focusing on the importance of reading to young children, author Leslie Helakoski said, “I was heavily influenced by the books that were read to me when I was young. I still am. It’s an honor to be part of this program.“
More information about Michigan Reads!, including dates and locations of author visits and materials for parents, teachers and caregivers is available here.
Stop by the Youth Desk for a bookmark and/or a sticker!