Mayor’s Story Time at the Wainfleet Library

Wainfleet Mayor April Jeffs reads to children from William E. Brown and St. Elizabeth schools at the Wainfleet Firefighters’ Memorial Hall Monday. Wainfleet Library photo by Carrie Mayr

Wainfleet Mayor April Jeffs took the opportunity to spend some time with primary students from William E. Brown and St. Elizabeth Schools as part of Ontario Public Library Week Monday Oct. 16/2017.

Focussed on a farming theme, the Mayor sported a flannel shirt and western hat as she led the children in a guessing game featuring farm animals.

The Mayor read several popular stories including Doug Unplugs on the Farm, Pete the Cat – Old MacDonald had a Farm, and Giggle Giggle Quack.

“This is one of my favourite events each year”, said the Mayor. “I love the chance to share the joy of reading and the importance of telling stories with children.”

While the Mayor read to the students, Library Programmer Carrie Mayr displayed the electronic version of the book on a big screen through the Library’s OverDrive service where books can be viewed through electronic devices such as tablet, phone, or computer.

“OverDrive is just one of the many electronic resources available through the Wainfleet Library just by using your library card,” said Mayr. “We’re very proud to provide events like this to our local schools.”

Between stories, the group sang some spirited songs, including ‘Down on Grampa’s Farm,’ in which the children showcased their best animal noises.

“This is a great opportunity to get to know some of the children in the community now that my own children are older and I’m not around the schools as much,” Mayor Jeffs said.

Ontario Public Library Week runs October 15 – 21/2017.

Source – Township of Wainfleet press release


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