Feed the need to read: Free books for “West Seattle Reads”

One of West Seattle’s smallest elementary schools has a big event for all West Seattle families this week: Sanislo Elementary (16th/Myrtle; map) is one of just a few schools to win a “One Book, One Community” state grant, thanks to the successful proposal sent in by Sanislo librarian Maryann Horsley. Your part in this starts 6:30-7:30 pm Wednesday, when you’re invited to Sanislo for emperorkite1.jpgthe kickoff of “West Seattle Reads” — including free books! Kites are the theme, appropriately enough for this time of year. Two books will be offered — a picture book for kindergarteners through 3rd graders, “The Emperor and the Kite” by Jane Yolen and Ed Young, kitefighters.jpgand a chapter book for older kids, “The Kite Fighters” by Linda Sue Park and Eung Won Park. The school says the Drachen Foundation is also providing a temporary installation of Drachen kites. (Besides free books, kite-making kits will be distributed during Wednesday night’s event.) As a followup to Wednesday, discussions about these books are planned at local libraries including Delridge (7 pm 4/14) and Southwest (7 pm 4/15) library branches, and then a community kite celebration at Sanislo is set for April 27th.

2 Replies to "Feed the need to read: Free books for "West Seattle Reads""

  • Matt Knannlein March 18, 2008 (1:25 pm)

    The day for the book hand-out is missing: that happens Wednesday, March 19th starting at 6:30 (not on the 17th, the date for the post).

  • WSB March 18, 2008 (2:47 pm)

    I did have “Wed nite” later in the post but that was a little out of context. Thanks for pointing it out, have added Wed to the earlier line and will also be giving this a further shoutout tomorrow on the day-of.

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