The Fritts Family Grows a Reader!


Congratulations to the Fritts family who was recently added to our Read Together Wall of Fame!  The Frittses read 1,000 books as they participated in our Read Together Program where families are encouraged to “plant the seeds of literacy” by reading regularly to their children at home.

Katy Fritts is passionate about literacy and toted around Annie’s reading log wherever they went.  Annie was read to by a “village of readers” that included Mom, Dad, grandparents, aunts and babysitters.  Katy recalls the famous words of her mother, also a preschool teacher, who told her ‘Start reading to her right after birth! It doesn’t matter what a child reads (comics, cereal box, game rules. etc), as long as they’re reading.’ and she took those words to heart. “We started reading to Annie when she was one day old. We were so excited about the Pawling Library 1000 books program. The Pawling Library and its programs have become like our local community center. We feel that the experience of books and reading are so important. It brings ways to learn about the world right in to our house.”

You can read more about this program on our web site.  Families can sign up to participate in our Read Together Program by contacting Ms. Karen.  “We’ll give you your reading log folder, your first log page and information about the program, as well as a list of 100 books every child should know before kindergarten, so you can start planting the seeds of literacy in your child.  We’re excited to encourage parents to build strong literacy skills in their young children, so we’ll even celebrate some of the milestones with you.  You are your child’s first teacher and reading is the most important thing you can do to start your child on the road to reading!”

If you have questions about the program you can contact Ms. Karen by email or by phone at 855-3444.  We’re here to help you plant the seeds of literacy, one book at a time.

We hope your family will join The Fritts family on our Wall of Fame soon!