The York Center Lions were brewing up fun at Family Reading Night on November 3.
Families gathered at YC’s “Starbooks Cafe,” also known as their gym, to enjoy hot chocolate, coffee, and cookies — while exploring different genres of books. In addition, each student could choose a free book to take home.
Susie Scott, literacy leader at York Center Elementary, was especially excited to welcome families as the event began. Shortly after 6:00 p.m., families filled the gym and enjoyed the hot beverages and cookies. Many found cozy pillows to sit on while reading with their children.
“This is my favorite part of the job,” said Scott. “I love these family events, and it’s been a long time since we’ve held the event, so we’re all excited about it.”
“I hope tonight’s event helped build our school community even stronger and reinforce the importance of reading,” said Scott.
The “Starbooks Cafe at York Center” theme was intended to give students a “taste of” different genres so they can be exposed to different kinds of books they might not discover on their own in the library.
Scott said the event was also an opportunity to invite families to work with kids at home and to take time to enjoy reading with them as much as they can.