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Deer Isle
Originally published in Island Ad-Vantages, February 21, 2013
Deer Isle-Stonington Elementary school to host Family Literacy Night

Riley Hayward and Owen Staples hold Gail Page’s How to be a Good Cat

Riley Hayward, left, and Owen Staples of Torri Robbins’ first grade class hold Gail Page’s How to be a Good Cat in front of their classroom’s decorated door. Many doors will be decorated and activities held as part of a Family Literacy Night on Tuesday, February 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

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by Jessica Brophy

Food, fun and reading will be featured at Family Literacy Night on Tuesday, February 26, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.

The evening’s activities will include a Dr. Suess-inspired free buffet supper provided by the Parent Teacher Association, literacy activities hosted in various parts of the elementary school, a book giveaway in the school’s computer lab and drawings for door prizes.

The highlight event will be readings by Brooksville author Gail Page of her newest book, How to be a Good Cat. Page will read in the library at 5:30 and 6 p.m.

The event was organized as part of the National Education Association’s “Read Across America” nationwide series.

“The goal of the event is to stress the importance of reading and of family support of reading,” said school librarian Susan Guilford.

Community members and businesses have donated door prizes to the event, including gift certificates to area restaurants. Guilford is still looking for donations of new or gently used children’s or young adult books. These can be dropped off at the elementary school.

For more information, contact Susan Guilford at 348-6301.