Building A Love of Reading Workshops Return to New Rochelle Public Library This Spring

Educator Kim Block, former Barnard School Pre-K teacher returns to the New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza,  on Wednesdays, May 3 and June 7 at 4:00 – 4:30 pm to conduct two “Building a  Love of Reading” workshops to build confidence and make literacy connections for beginning readers. Parents and caregivers will be introduced to strategies and creative activities including crafts, yoga poses and more to engage their children (pre-K – 2nd grade) as they read together.


Ms. Block ran a popular and well-attended series of early literacy workshops at the Library this winter. “It was heartening to see so many parents and caregivers taking the time to attend these workshops to help strengthen their kids’ reading skills”, said Bobby Simic, Head of Children’s Services, New Rochelle Public Library. “Kim leads a very fun and interactive program that guides caregivers in how to engage children in learning to love reading“, said Simic.


The New Rochelle Public Library (NRPL) is a community resource that seeks to improve the life of every citizen in our city. The Library offers a comprehensive print and digital collection that includes retrospective and current materials, up-to-date technology for public use, and a wide range of community services and programs tailored to a diverse audience. Chartered in 1894, NRPL is a school-district library with its own operating budget and a Board of Trustees composed of seven elected members. It has served the 81,500  residents of New Rochelle from its Main Library building in the downtown business district since 1979. A smaller branch, located in the park in front of the New Rochelle High School, was restored through a grassroots effort and currently operates as the Huguenot Children’s Library. 


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