Library hosts kids reading contest

In an effort to improve literacy for school-age students, George Town Public Library hosted a reading competition on Saturday. 

Students were asked to choose a favorite fiction story and create a storyboard to take to the competition.  

Bodden Town Primary School student Kaylie Parchman received first prize – a Kindle e-reader – for her reading project about “Nancy Drew, Girl Detective.”  

“The purpose of the reading fair is to encourage reading and reading comprehension,” said Ashley Welch, program coordinator at Cayman Islands Information Professionals. “Students are given the opportunity to share a favorite book in the form of a storyboard and then present for their peers. It encourages students to try new books and authors and demonstrate their reading interests and creativity,” she said. 

Deputy Director of the Cayman Island Public Library Service Paul Robinson said, “The Cayman Islands Information Professionals is a voluntary organization comprised of librarians, information scientists and other professionals concerned with the management and dissemination of information.  

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“We envision a knowledge-based society in the Cayman Islands, one in which economic, social, political, educational, scientific and cultural innovation, is driven by the exchange and use of knowledge.”
To show their support of the initiative, Rotary Sunrise LIFE Literacy provided the Kindle, as well as runner-up prizes to other students. Book tokens, children’s books and journals were given by Book Nook and the Cayman Islands Public Library. 

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Cayman International School’s Karinya Linford’s project was “The Fault in our Stars” by John Green. – Photo: Jewel Levy

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George Town Primary School student Reyah Stewart presents an ‘Ice Cold Birthday’ for interested students Alyssa Eccles and Tyrece Whittaker.

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Kaylie Parchman is overall winner of the reading competition.

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Sir John A. Cumber students Yoleiddy cid Paredes, Raenne Ebanks-Hydes and Katherine Kumar were excited about Dr. Seuss book ‘The Sneetches.’
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