Saturday, April 30, 2011


04.30.11, originally uploaded by colemama.

The Mustang Book Club hosted their third annual Bookfair at Barnes & Noble today, which included a Storytime reading. This little boy patiently listened to our high school students read their varied selections, but he really wanted to hear stories about dragons and Spiderman (which we happily borrowed from the store's racks!). Then, he decided he would actually do the reading himself...with a little help from one of the club members and a fair amount of imagination! I caught him here in a sideways glance to his mom, loving the attention and very proud of his accomplishment! :)

It is so good to see children and teens reading! Though the infrastructure for the written text has been moving from the analog to the digital version and the stories have expanded to non- or limited text, opting instead for audio and/or video, the 'reading' is still vital! Be it for entertainment or analysis purposes, 'reading' is still the key. Barnes & Noble, Waterside Center, Pine Ridge Rd & US 41 E, Naples, FL


  1. We need to help our students read a variety of texts - for enjoyment, for information and to understand the subtleties of the different genres.