BEVERLEA WALZ PHOTO
And the ribbon is cut! From left, Senator Ken LaValle, Youth Services Coordinator Anthony Zutter, Town Supervisor Gary Gerth and Mary Ellen McGayhey.
On Saturday, July 21, The Shelter Island Library hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the Youth Services Room that was built in January. The ceremony had a “phenomenal turnout,” with a large number of community members and town legislators gathering to eat snacks and chat while children made macaroni necklaces and Shark Week-themed crafts, according to Anthony Zutter, librarian and Youth Services Coordinator. (more…)
The Reporter provides a weekly list of local kid-friendly programs that will get your little ones out of your hair and into the world. Here are some of our favorites this week.
BY ELSIE MAE BRIGHAM
2Rs4Fun is a writing program for young students that takes place at the Shelter Island Library. During the school year, the program matches young students with adult mentors who help guide them in the writing process. The program, founded by retired teacher Mary Dwyer, culminates in the publication of a journal filled with the students’ writing and artwork. This piece, by Elsie Brigham, age 10, was shared with the Reporter courtesy of 2Rs4Fun mentor Roger McKeon. Elsie also created the accompanying illustration.