Wrapping Up Children’s Book Week

The Class of 1945 Library celebrated Children’s Book Week this May with a PJ Story Time event and visits from the Harris Family Center’s preschool and kindergarten classes.

On Sunday May 1st, the Library hosted a PJ story time for the children of Phillips Exeter faculty and staff.   The children and parents who attended gathered in the children’s book area as Reference & Outreach Librarian Beth Rohloff read a few bedtime stories form the Library’s collection, including How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? and Papa, Please Get the Moon for Me.  Afterwards Dissertation Fellow Regina Carter and Beth Rohloff offered the children the chance to color pictures of some of their favorite storybook characters.  It was a fun event, one the Library hopes to repeat in the future.

The celebration then continued this week and last. While the older students were attending  assemblies, the Library hosted the preschool and kindergarten classes from the Harris Family Center.   The preschoolers went on a mini-tour of the library where they peeked inside the drawers of the card catalog in Rockefeller Hall, rode the elevator, and looked out the big windows on the third floor.  The tour ended with a story, I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen.

During the kindergarten visit, Reference & Instruction Librarian, Kate Lennon-Walker read the children Library Mouse. Library Assistant Shelley Bronk then gave each kindergartner a little mouse-sized book to color before they walked back to the center.