Provided by Suzette Spitzmiller, ORL
August 8, Ozark Regional Library-Fredericktown held a graduation for 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten, a program to teach the joy of story to young listeners.
Addie, Alistair, Arley, Caroline, and Jazmine were fitted with graduation caps, and Fredericktown R-1 School District Assistant Superintendent Melanie Allen read an inspirational poem about developing character and mind. Then the graduates accepted their certificates of completion from Allen.
As a reward for their hard work, the graduates each selected a new picture book and a treat courtesy of First State Community Bank in Fredericktown and Ironton.
For more information on the 1000 Books Before Kindergarten program, find us on Facebook and Instagram at Ozark Regional Library System or visit ozarkregional.org/1000books.html.