Anna Jarvis Elementary offers bookshelf building for kindergartners

GRAFTON—Bookshelf night is coming to Anna Jarvis Elementary School, on Thursday April 6.

The event is for kindergarten students only, other elementary schools in the area will be holding the event also at different dates and times.

Bookshelf night will be held from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Students at the school, received a form on Monday to fill out and return to school.

Children will need to be accompanied by an adult for the event. During the time there approximately an hour the child and adult will sand, assemble and paint a bookshelf. The book shelf will be approximately 18 inches long and 10 inches high.

The school suggests for children painting the shelves to wear old or play clothes. An old shirt can be brought in to be worn as a paint smock during the event, as well.

The screws used to build the shelf will be 1.25 inch, #6 Phillips Head screws, there will be a few spare screwdrivers available to use, but if you could bring your own that would be helpful.

Once finished the child and adult are free to go. The shelves will dry and be dedicated and presented to students to take home during Muscle Car Mania, that is scheduled to take place on April 18.

In addition, to receiving their bookshelves each child will also recieve three books for their shelf to keep. Each year while attending Anna Jarvis Elementary School, the students will receive three new books to add to their collection.

Anna Jarvis Elementary Principal, Heather Gunderson, said, “This is the second year holding the event, it encourages a love of reading at an early age.”

Gunderson shared, Director of Curriculum Instruction, Linda Casto, organizes the event each year, to help promote early literacy in the schools.

Assistant Principal, Shelly Stead, shared,  that Tom and Donna Hart, owners of Arts and Treasurers located in Grafton, will be cutting the boards for the event.

“It is a really good idea to help encourage reading, and we hope to have a good turnout for the event,” said Stead.

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