Posted January 5, 2016 by Lesley Siegel in Uncategorized

Creative Readers


“WINNER of the 2017 National Arts & Humanities Youth Program Award!”
Sponsored by the Port Washington Public Library and SEPTA (Special Education PTA), Creative Readers is an inclusion program where elementary students, K-2 and 3-5, are paired with high school buddies.
Together they explore literature using theater, music, movement and art.
Developed by Elise May, Creative Readers mission is to increase the joy of reading by turning books into a multi-sensory experience offering all learners the ability to be challenged, motivated and successful.
Its secondary goal, of no less importance, is to offer a space for unique learners of all kinds, some of whom are schooled outside the district, to socialize in their community and work together creatively.

The program runs three times a year and meets on Saturday mornings in the library’s Lapham Room.
Grades K-2, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Grades 3-5, 11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Spring 2018
March 3rd, 10th, 17th,  24th, April 21st, and 28th


July 23rd through 26th, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

July 27th,  9 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Creative Readers is an arts & literacy inclusion program for kindergarten through 5th grade students. Bringing books to life with dramatic enactment, art, music and movement, the summer program will culminate in a shared performance for families and caregivers. Support service providers are welcome to join the summer group!
Teen Buddies and behavior support at every session

For program information, please email  
To register, click here
Click here for Creative Readers’ Facebook page
If you would like to be a teen volunteer click here.

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