First-grade students visit E.B. Crawford Library

two students are sitting on the floor with Youth Services Librarian Cheryl Jones working on a makerspace project The first-grade students at George L. Cooke Elementary School visited the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello. During the trip, which was coordinated by Jane Sorenson of the Every Person Influences Children (EPIC) program, students toured the library, listened to stories read by staff, found out how to apply for a library card and learned about the many services that the library offers the community. After the tour, the students let their creative sides shine through with a Makerspace activity.

librarian is seated in a chair reading a book to group of students Before the students headed back to Cooke, they each received a calendar from Miss Cheryl (aka Youth Services Librarian Cheryl Jones) detailing the many events that the library has planned during July and August to help students keep reading and learning all summer long.

“It was a wonderful experience,” Joana Dutcher, one of the Cooke teachers who visited with her class, said.