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Reading with the community at Bowling Green

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Guest readers visited the East Meadow School District’s Bowling Green Elementary School on March 8 to conclude the celebration of Pick a Reading Partner week throughout the district.

Readers included Paul Kosiba, the third assistant chief of the East Meadow Fire Department, Dr. Scott Eckers, the vice president of the Board of Education, Leon Campo, the former superintendant of schools, board of education trustees, police officers, district administrators and officials as well as parent volunteers.

The guests spent time in assigned classrooms reading books to students as a way to promote the importance of reading and the fun it can be. To help the students feel more comfortable, they were invited to come to school in “comfy pajamas.”

“I feel it is important for the kids to listen to stories, some new, some old, and to use their imaginations and be creative,” said parent-volunteer Tricia Barsuaskas.

—Brian Stieglitz