One Book, One Community™
Students in Grades 1-4 will be participating in a reading program entitled One Book, One Community™. One Book One Community is a reading program that focuses community stakeholders and students on one book in supporting students excitement in the area of summer reading.
Each child received a copy of the award winning “Turtle In Paradise” for them to keep. The cost of this program was supported by the West Springfield Public Library and United Bank, West Springfield Park and Recreation, West Springfield Art Council Grant, Eastern States Exposition Grant and the following business:
Fathers and Sons
Bertera Auto Group
Kuhnels Auto Repair
Toomey-O'Brien Funeral Home
In our community, the West Springfield Mayor’s Office, West Springfield Public Library, West Springfield Park and Recreation Department, West Springfield High School Drama program, West Springfield Record, and Red Thread Network all have a hand in this program.
The program launched with a Readers’ Theater performed by our WSHS Drama class and will culminate with a full production play of the book in the fall at WSHS.
TURTLE IN PARADISE BY JENNIFER L. HOLMES