Fort Plain plans reading nights

FORT PLAIN – Fort Plain Central School District recently was awarded a $2,000 Early Literacy Grant from Target to continue the “Learning to Live/Living to Learn” Family Reading Nights.

Four reading nights will be hosted at the Harry Hoag Elementary School Library throughout the year (dates to be announced).

Students attending will receive a picture book to bring home and read with their families. Library staff will lead the reading sessions, modeling behavior that parents can use to engage their children at home and reinforcing examples that result in enhanced social skills and emotional intelligence, a news release said.

The books chosen for the reading nights will emphasize basic skills for the youngest students in the school, the release said.

A simple craft activity and a healthy snack will be part of the evening’s activities. The snack will be provided by the district’s home economics class.