Glendale Education Foundation sponsors “PA One Book” Program
This March 2020, every student in Kindergarten and First Grade at Glendale Elementary School received a copy of the book Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by veteran children’s book author/illustrator Bob Barner—courtesy of the Glendale Education Foundation as part of the “PA One Book: Every Young Child” early reading initiative. Unfortunately, the Foundation had to do this without any fanfare and/or special projects because of the sudden COVID pandemic that hit the Pennsylvania schools. Now in its fifteenth year, “PA One Book” carefully selects a children’s book to be purchased and distributed by organizations who work with schools, as well as statewide agencies. This early childhood literacy project has as its goal to increase awareness of the importance of reading and engaging children in stories among adults with preschoolers in their lives. One Book, Every Young Child reading initiative is made possible through a collaboration of the following organizations: PA Department of Education, PA Department of Public Services, State Museum of Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Child Care Association for the Education of Young Children, PA Library Association and PennSERVE.
This is our fifth consecutive year that the Glendale Education Foundation has participated in the “PA One Book” Program for our K-1 primary students at Glendale Elementary School:
Spring 2016, the students received the book: Kite Day: A Bear and Mole Story by author/illustrator Will Hilenbrand
Spring 2017 it was Daniel Finds a Poem by Micha Archer
Spring 2018 the PA One Book was My Cousin Momo by Zachariah Offshore
Spring 2019 the book was titled Not A Box by Antoinette Portis
Spring 2020 students took home book: Bugs! Bugs! Bugs! by author/illustrator Bob Barner