Free community literacy events return to the Merry Barn on Sept. 17, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Beginning with International Dot Day, we will join in the global celebration of creativity, courage and collaboration, inspired by Peter H. Reynolds’ book The Dot.
“The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to ‘make her mark.’ What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.” - The Educator’s Handbook for International Dot Day
Mark your calendars for all of our fall Community Literacy Events: Sept. 17 - International Dot Day; Oct. 15 - Indigenous People’s Day; Nov. 5 - El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead); Dec. 17 - Celebrating the Season
Inspired by a new theme each month, Community Literacy Events at the Merry Barn are gatherings that highlight creativity through reading, writing, and the arts. Read alouds, engaging projects, and tasty treats, bring together folks from diverse generations and backgrounds. Free and open to the public.