Una visita a la biblioteca
 

Una visita a la biblioteca

Spanish class reads original children's stories to local families.


Story time at a local public library can spark the imagination and introduce early reading skills. Usually, this time is beneficial for young children, but a recent trip to story time at Pomfret Public Library had a similar effect on our Spanish I students.

Señora Natalia Aragón's class spent the Winter Term writing and illustrating their own children's storybooks. The plot of their stories was inspired by Las aventuras de Isabel by Karen Rowan — the first Spanish novel they read. 

Angelin Ma '26 and Beatrice Foronda '27 share their original stories.

The class read their storybooks during a special story time at the Pomfret Public Library to a diverse audience of thirty young children and their parents. While most of the families in attendance were weekly story time participants, some newcomers came after learning about the Spanish class's visit.  

"The Pomfret Public Library is always looking for fun community engagement, and we were excited to have a Story Time visit from the Pomfret School students and Señora Natalia," says Children's Program Manager Rachel Reilly. "The children at story time loved seeing the 'big kids' come in and read to them. The library staff was also very impressed with how the students presented themselves and their work! We look forward to future collaborations with Pomfret School."

The children and their families were not the only ones who enjoyed story time. The Spanish class found their visit fun and educational. "It was a rewarding experience to read our own books in front of an audience for the first time," shares Lili Richartz '25. "Even though the children were little and probably didn't understand everything, it still seemed like they were having a good time."

Señora Aragón class at the Pomfret Public Library with Miss Heather.

"It was a truly fulfilling experience for everyone involved. Seeing the students' excitement as they shared their stories was incredibly rewarding," says Aragón. "It was a wonderful opportunity for the students to engage with the community and for the community to appreciate their creativity and efforts."

The books written by the students are on display at the library for all members of the community to read and enjoy. The class also created children's activities for the families to take home.
 

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