Local librarian visits Wintergreen preschool students

Melissa St Pierre Visits Wintergreen PreschoolPHOTO:  Melissa St. Pierre (seated) with left to right (seated on floor) Harper Delano, Cody Dumont, Amelia Morneau (standing) Evelyn Lovely, Charlie Powers, Wilson Clark, Claire Martin, Sam Donahue, Simon Hankins, Benjamin Hunter, Ayden Ali, Camrynn Smith, and Liam Morrison

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine—Melissa St. Pierre, youth services librarian at the Mark and Emily Turner Memorial Library in Presque Isle, visited preschool students at the Wintergreen Arts Center today.

“We created our own little library at Wintergreen to help our students experience the joy and care of books,” said Lisa Brewer who co-teaches Wintergreen’s creative preschool, Under the Willow Tree, with Katie Greenlaw.  “So, we invited Melissa St. Pierre over to visit and talk with our students about the public library.”

During her visit, St. Pierre helped Wintergreen’s preschool students sign up for their very own library cards, talked about our local public library, and read a book about snowmen.

Excited about her visit to Wintergreen, St. Pierre said, “Libraries provide early literacy development and other learning experiences for all children and their families.  They offer a safe space for children to learn, explore and become more confident in their literary development.”

St. Pierre added, “A child with a library card can learn responsibility as well as develop a feeling of independence as they discover different resources.  Plus, libraries are super fun!  We have lots of enriching programs, games and clubs for all children to participate in and get excited about.”

Katie Greenlaw, Wintergreen preschool co-teacher, said, “As we start the New Year, we are focusing on community helpers, people who make our community successful.  It’s an important part of early childhood career development and exploration.  We are excited to welcome Melissa to our preschool and learn more about libraries.”