James E. Wadsworth, Jr. Community Center
WE HAD A GREAT 1ST YEAR!
JOIN US NEXT SPRING, MAY 2019 WHEN WE KICK-OFF OUR SECOND SEASON...
ZO-LA Little Readers Club was created for youth ages 6-12 as an opportunity to encourage them to pick up a book and experience different people, places and things all while having fun and wanting to do so!
It's named in honor, and recognition, of ZOra Neale Hurston and LAngston Hughes, two prolific and profound writers during the Harlem Renaissance era. Not only were they novelists and poets, they were social justice activists as well. They both were completely involved in enhancing the quality of life for African Americans and could be found in movements throughout their lifetimes. Most of their writings reflect the African American experience in America.
The ZO-LA Little Readers Club launched Saturday, May 19th, with standing room only filled with eager little ones and their parents! It was an exciting day.
The youth will be assembled in three groups by age/reading level and will meet monthly to read the pre-selected book that has been chosen. At the monthly gatherings they will be encouraged to discuss the book selection. All participants will be encouraged to add to the discussion, i.e.; Did you like book? Why or why not? What was the worst part? What was the best part? Have you every wanted to write a book? What would you write about?
There will be a light meal provided at each gathering which should only take about an hour and a half. Children can be brought in and left for the selected time period. However, they must be picked up on time. We are in need of volunteers/assistants if you're interested please see the Director, Monica G. Anthony.
The cost is $10 per month, per child. Books have to purchased or rented from the library. Audio books are not allowed.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING PLEASE REGISTER ON THE HOME PAGE AND INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL FOR INFORMATION AND NEXT MEETING TIME.
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