This year’s Festival of Books was a three-day celebration of literacy at Country School. For the first time, it was held in the recently renovated Schlesinger Library/Amicus Innovations Space. One of the Parents' Association's biggest fundraisers of the year, the Festival of Books also provided many opportunities to build community, as well as classroom libraries. VIEW PHOTOS.
A Parents’ Association “Parent Talk” launched the event on Monday. Head of School Aaron Cooper, along with school counselors Becca Comizio and Nora Goddard, discussed The Self-Driven Child, a book about giving children more control over their lives. In Early Childhood, children enjoyed a community read-aloud led by Early Childhood teachers in the Piazza. On Wednesday evening, students in grades 1-4 enjoyed “PJs & Pizza,” which brought together Country School and Horizons students for a fun night of pizza, games, crafts and bingo hosted by Mr. Hastings! Students then heard stories by beloved mystery readers Aman Samra, Raphe Elkind, Emily Anglund-Nellen and Melissa Fryer. Parents bought books for teachers; teachers recommended books for students and parents. In addition, the School Store and Greenery sales were open all week.
“The Festival of Books committee would like to thank the entire NCCS community for their support of the 2018 Festival of Books,” said parent Jen Kline who chaired the event along with Becky Palmer, and Lauren Ryder. “Each year, this beloved tradition brings together our entire community. Whether you volunteered to work the cash register or stopped by to pick up your next book club read, you played a part in making this year’s Festival so successful.”