Preschool families who live in St. Vrain Valley are invited to a special literacy night featuring renowned author Rosemary Wells.
- Date and Time: October 17, 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
- Location: Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools, 33 Quail Rd, Longmont, CO 80501
Through a collaborative initiative between Rosemary Wells and St. Vrain’s Early Childhood Department to promote early reading, every preschool student in the district has received a copy of her new book, “If You Believe in Me.” This book has been integrated into the preschool curriculum for St. Vrain’s youngest learners, who have also been participating in a four-week reading challenge.
The Literacy Night event will celebrate students’ reading progress, and families are encouraged to bring their individual copies for Rosemary Wells to sign. The first 100 students without a book who show up to the event will receive one at no cost. St. Vrain Valley Schools has also partnered with Rosemary Wells to translate and print Spanish versions of the book for families. Families who would like a copy of the Spanish version can leave their information with the Early Childhood Department during the literacy night.
At the event, Rosemary will read “If You Believe in Me,” lead a discussion on the book’s themes, and demonstrate her approach to character creation as the book’s illustrator.
About the Author:
Rosemary Wells is an American writer and illustrator of children’s books known for using animal characters to address real human issues. Some of her most well-known characters include Max & Ruby, Noisy Nora, and Yoko, celebrating the love that empowers children to succeed.