MAYVILLE - Melissa Bartok, director of the Mayville Library, read to kindergarten students at Chautauqua Lake Central School as part of the district's Read Across America Day celebration.
She gave each student a bookmark to take home and mentioned the library's story times for pre-school and elementary-aged children at 4:30 p.m. each Thursday. She also invited the children to view movies at the library each Monday at 4 p.m.
Bartok was just one guest reader in the elementary grades. Retired music teacher Rick Lundquist made a guest appearance as "The Cat in the Hat" and read to all students from pre-kindergarten through grade 2 and their age mates in BOCES classes at CLCS, while volunteer readers from the National Honor Society, community members and other teachers visited individual classrooms, grades 3-6, as well as BOCES classes of older students, to read favorite stories.
Children listen to reader Melissa Bartok of the Mayville Library.
Read Across America Day, sponsored by the National Education Association, is held annually on or near the March 2 birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.