Wilmington Family Literacy Night This Tuesday Night; Boutwell & Wildwood Visited Library Last Week

WILMINGTON, MA — Wilmington Public Schools is hosting a Family Literacy Night this Tuesday, March 10, 6:30pm-7:30pm, in the Wilmington Middle School Auditorium.  Young students (Grades K to 5) and their parents are invited to an evening of storytelling with Alicia Quintano.

According to her website, Alicia Quintano is a Massachusetts storyteller who “brings a unique combination of humor and dramatic interpretation to performances of personal stories, original songs, story songs, and selections from world folklore.” Quintano has performed at FirstNight Boston, college campuses around the country, theatres, festivals, elementary and secondary schools, and libraries.

Register for the event HERE.  Space is limited for this event, which is being sponsored by the Wilmington School and Business Partnership.

This event comes a week after students from the Boutwell (Tuesday night) and Wildwood (Wednesday night) visited the Wilmington Memorial Library for their annual “Library Nights.”  Students listened to mystery readers (including Superintendent Mary DeLai and Assistant Superintendent Kate Burnham), played games, entered raffles, received library cards, and checked out books.

“We thought [the library nights] were a great success!,” says Children’s Librarian Barbara Raab.  “In addition to the mystery readers, we had a fun scavenger hunt where kids searched for hidden Wildcat Paws,  Dr. Seuss BINGO,  prizes and raffles.  We had 21 people sign up for library cards across the two nights.”

Raab estimates that 185 students and parents came to the “Library Nights.”

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