Modern Classics of Children’s Literature

Please join us every Wednesday at 4:00pm for a chapter-by-chapter reading of modern classics of children’s literature. This program is designed for children in grades 1+. Multiple copies of titles will be available for checkout from LML for those children who want to read along while listening. (Watch the library’s website or Facebook page for details.)

James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl. When James accidentally drops magic crystals near an old peach tree, the peach at the top grows until it’s as big as a house.  James finds a way to get inside the giant peach and meets some new friends– a grasshopper, a ladybug, and a centipede. And then the peach falls off the tree, and adventures really begin!

Copies of the book can be picked up from our library starting in early January at the front desk or through curbside. Please call us at (716)763-6234 to schedule a pickup.

Writing and art activities for each chapter will be available at

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Dr. Nancy Padak is the Vice President of the Lakewood Memorial Library Board of Trustees. She is a Distinguished Professor of Education, Emerita, from Kent State University in Ohio. She directed KSU’s Reading and Writing Center and taught in the area of literacy education. She was the Principal Investigator for the Ohio Literacy Resource Center, which has provided support for adult and family literacy programs since 1993. She was also a classroom teacher and district administrator. She is an active researcher, author, and consultant and has served in a variety of professional leadership roles.

Next Upcoming Event
20 January 2021
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