“When we read together – when a grandfather reads to a granddaughter, when a teacher reads to a classroom, when a parent reads to a child, when a sister reads to a brother, when everyone in a town reads the same book silently, together – we are taken out of our aloneness. Together, we see the world. Together, we see one another. We connect. And when we connect, we are changed.” – Kate DiCamillo
The Stonington Free Library is presenting a new community read program, in collaboration with the Stonington High School and Stonington Human Services. The goal is to build connections in the community, encourage understanding of teen culture and promote communication between generations. Please register for the program online at stonington.recdesk.com or emailing the Library at firstname.lastname@example.org. Participants will read The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and can participate in book discussions that will be held in March. Teens can pick up a free autographed copy of the book at the high school Library Media Center or at the Stonington Free Library. Paper and digital copies are also available to borrow at the SFL. Once a participant has finished the book, please email the Library at marisfrey@stoningtonfreelibrary. org to learn more about book discussion dates and be entered in a prize drawing for a Kindle Fire tablet, movie passes to Mystic Luxury Cinemas or a gift card to Bank Square Books. Please join this effort to build bridges across generations.
This program has been made possible through generous grants from the Mystic Rotary Club and the Rotary Club of the Stoningtons, along with donations from Mystic Luxury Cinemas and Bank Square Books.
Read the article in The Westerly Sun