August

Eastside Park, Paterson

What a  was a beautiful day in Eastside Park, Paterson. Several hundred Paterson day campers attended the final event of the session. Read to Know was there, with volunteers Lynne Venderveer, Etrudes Williams, Joyce Agard-Jones, and Frances Harrison helping about 250 children select from over 450 books. At one point, two girls grabbed the same book, and we had to choose numbers to resolve the dispute!

 

Foschini Park, Hackensack

The previous week, Read to Know participated in an equally beautiful day at the Hackensack camp event at Foschini Park. In spite of all the rides, games and cotton candy, about 200 children selected from among 350 books. Ravi Saralya, Susan Mengers, and Sharyn Bauer helped the children and kept the book displays in order.

Both displays were set up efficiently by Mary Lee Ciminello who is in charge of collecting, sorting, shelving, boxing and whatever else one can do to books. Director Lolly Burgin oversaw both events.