Have you ever wanted to read to children? To sit somewhere and read stories, while they sat listening to your every word? This opportunity occurred on Sunday, October 18, 2009, at the Mt. Pleasant Library in Pleasantville. The eight students from Pace’s Honors College participating in the event met at the library a little early, eager to begin what they knew was going to be a fun-filled day. After waiting in the rain for a few minutes for the library to open, the students went inside to pick out the books that they enjoyed when they were younger. The subjects of the books that were read ranged from Halloween to planting to fish to search and find.
The children really seemed to enjoy the books the Honors students selected. The search and find wass especially well-received as the children enthusiastically looked for the objects listed in the book. Some kids sat and listened to the stories and others listened as they were frantically searching for their own books on the numerous shelves of the library.
At the end of the day, the children were pleased with the stories they heard and the objects they found. The Honors students and their listeners then parted ways. Overall, this was a fun event for both students and children, and it was a great way to give back to the community, even if only through reading a book.