CHAZY - Though patrons of Chazy Public Library already know about what it has to offer, some younger members of the community were recently given a formal introduction to the library and all its services.
On June 23, kindergarteners from Chazy Central Rural School were given a tour of the library by its director, Francie Fairchild. Every year, Fairchild invites the school's kindergarten classes as a way of helping the students learn more about things like the library's Internet access, numerous books, and programs for children.
"With summer coming up, it's very helpful to keep the reading skills there," said CCRS kindergarten teacher Danielle Rovers, "and it's a nice resource for parents that don't always want to go out and buy the new books for their kids when they can just go and borrow from the library."
Fairchild said she usually just reads a story to the children and tells them a little bit about the library, but this year, she had some extra help.
Retired teachers Diane Sabourin and Esther Dominy came to the library and told stories about bugs and did some arts and crafts projects related to the theme.
"Kids love bugs; adults don't," Sabourin explained. "We both tend to work in themes and it's that time of year. We could have focused on summer, we just got started on bugs."
"I think they're doing a superb, wonderful job," Fairchild said of Dominy and Sabourin. "I hope they come back every year."
Fairchild also noticed while Sabourin and Dominy worked with the children, they introduced various library terms into the storytime, which will help the children in future visits to the library.
One of the main reasons why it was important for the students to visit the library is because many of them had never been there.