It’s not every day that Castle Heights Elementary students can be seen in the school’s library at 7:30 in the morning, more than half an hour before the school day starts. However, on Wednesday Oct. 21, students were able to attend an open library that had many in attendance.
Held early in the morning to encourage parents to come with their children, the local elementary school has been having open library days to help the students realize how fun reading can be. This time, as Americorps member Aubrie Carpenter explained, the open library also had a theme: reading is magical!
The theme was displayed in a pretzel and chocolate magic wand snack for the students and even extended to principal Chris Winfree dressing up as a wizard and reading magic-related books to the students.
“I thought it was a great success,” expressed Winfree who also explained that the number of attendees nearly doubled this month from events in the past.
“I think it went great,” said community member Magen Keller who was wakened by one of her sons at four in the morning asking her if it was time to attend the activity. “It was a great experience for my boys.”