Story Time at Yesler encourages summer reading, education retention

Written by on September 9, 2013 in Seattle Housing Authority, Yesler Terrace - No comments

By Voice staff

Deborah Sandler, a Seattle Public Library children's librarian, leads a group of young readers in a song at the beginning of Yesler Story Time Aug. 28.

Deborah Sandler, a Seattle Public Library children’s librarian, leads a group of young readers in a song at the beginning of Yesler Story Time Aug. 28.

Some of the youngest members of the Yesler community got a boost in their summer reading, thanks to the Yesler Terrace Story Time at the Yesler Community Center.

Saadia Hamid, Seattle Housing education engagement specialist, coordinated the program in partnership with the Seattle Public Library, Seattle Parks and Recreation and Seattle University, organized the summer reading program to benefit the youth of Yesler.

Fun and games at Yesler Story Time

Fun and games at Yesler Story Time

Each Wednesday, children’s librarian Deborah Sandler visited Yesler Community Center to read books to as many as 50 young people. The summer reading program helps aid in education retention during the months away from school. In addition to reading, youngsters sang songs, played games and participated in educational activities.

The summer session concluded with a party for students and their parents on Wednesday, Aug. 28. If your child missed the summer session, don’t worry — another Yesler Story Time begins Oct. 9. The seven-week session will meet Wednesdays at 11:30 a.m. at the Yesler Community Center through Nov. 20.

After a reading session, children were given certificates to show they had completed the summer program.

After a reading session, children were given certificates to show they had completed the summer program.

Parents were invited to join their children at the Yesler Story Time Aug. 28.

Parents were invited to join their children at the Yesler Story Time Aug. 28.

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