SARANAC LAKE - Led by Vermontville's Karyssa Tuthill, children aged 3 to 6 took part in a literacy seminar in the Cantwell Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library.
The literacy-based session had a schedule that included a sing-along activity, story time with interactive puppets, video clips of PBS's Super Why literacy-based animations, followed by six different literacy activity stations.
The goal of the seminar was to expose young children to the love of reading and create a foundation of literacy education and an understanding how important it is by way of interactive activities.
Karyssa Tuthill works with local children to encourage an appreciation for reading at a recent literary seminar at the Saranac Lake Free Library.
(Photos — Joe Merrihew)
Each child went home with the literacy crafts they created, along with a book or two of their choice.
Tuthill has her undergraduate degree from St. John Fisher in English and education, along with her master's degree from Plattsburgh State in literacy.
Her work for Mountain Lake PBS and literacy occurs in the local area and will continue in other local libraries.