Currently on display in the Children’s Department of the Woodbridge Town Library are rows and rows of self-made book covers by Beecher Road School students. These book covers recently hung in the North Gym of Beecher Road School to decorate the Scholastic Book Fair. It was an idea thought up by the members of the Beecher Road School Parent Teacher Organization (PTO).
Students and staff were invited to create book covers out of card stock of their favorite children’s book or books they would like to read. The PTO co-chairs wanted to celebrate the children’s love of reading and get the Beecher Community involved. Mrs. Lori Patrick, school media specialist at Beecher, came up with the idea of having some of the children create the book covers using computers, which was facilitated by the technology staff. Other children hand drew their book covers.
Over 500 book covers were created by students and staff from grades pre-K – 6. Even school Superintendent Dr. Stella, created a book over.
The PTO thought it would be nice if the Woodbridge community could see the students work as well and approached the library about exhibiting the covers. The book covers will be on display, on a rotating basis, until the end of February and then will be returned to the Beecher Road School Library.