On March 6, 2024

Seven 5-year-olds celebrate ‘graduation day’ at RFL

A group of 5-year-olds recently experienced their own “pomp and circumstance” ceremony recently at the Rutland Free Library (RFL), Saturday, March 2. After their 5th birthday, the boys and girls aged out of the Dolly Parton Imagination Program Library (DPIL) program. As a way of celebrating this special milestone, and encouraging the children to keep on reading, the DPIL committee put together a graduation ceremony just for them.

The children along with their families enjoyed a coloring activity, refreshments including cookies from Vermont Country Store, and goody bags. Jennifer Bagley, DPIL committee member fashioned mortar boards with tassels for each child. Joan Gamble, DPIL committee champion, presided over the ceremony in a cap and gown awarding diplomas to the children. The next step is for them to sign up for a library card at the Rutland Free Library.

Mark your calendars: The Imagination Library will be hosting a free children’s literacy event featuring Duncan McDougall, founder of Vermont Children’s Literacy Foundation, on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 11am-Noon in the Fox Room at the Rutland Free Library. There will be singing, storytelling, and refreshments.

All children, from birth ‘til their 5th birthday, who reside in Rutland City, Rutland Town, Ira, Mendon, and Tinmouth are eligible to sign up for DPIL and begin receiving their free age-appropriate books.

For more information, visit: rutlandfree.org/imagine.

 

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