Third and fourth grade students at Bryan County Elementary School have had a special treat this week as volunteers from the Pembroke Library visited with the classes.
In celebration of Libraries are Awesome, Pembroke Library Branch Manager and Librarian Paul Weinberger lined up eight guest speakers who are frequently library users to share their thoughts, stories and love of the library with the students. The speakers then read several books to the young crowd. Before heading back to class each student was given the opportunity to select a book donated by the Pembroke Library to take home.
One of the guest speakers was library frequenter and member of the Pembroke Friends of the Library Mrs. Freddie Lee. Mrs. Lee showed the children her library card and explained, "This is the golden key to other worlds, stories and endless knowledge."
Other speakers were Kay Haymans, Judy Cook, Virginia Hutchinson, Jeanne McCormick, Dave Williams, Joyce Fowler and Debbie Laing.
"It was really fun and interesting listening to Mrs. Laing talk about the libraries," said third grader Nathan Woods of Black Creek. "I love books you can learn so much from them."
"Our Libraries Are Awesome Week helps remind the kids that our library is truly awesome and that we are here year round for their pleasure and use," said Weinberger. "Our library plans a lot of great summer activities centered around kids reading and we want to make sure everyone knows how much fun libraries are."
Libraries across the country celebrated Libraries Are Awesome as a part of National Library Week.