Jan Parker with Edgewood Elementary students

One kindergarten class from Edgewood Elementary gathers around to listen to Librarian Jan Parker read a book called “The Doorbell Rang.” Photo by Faith Callens.

After learning at home for their first year of school due to COVID, the Selma-Dallas County Public Library showed kindergartners what it is like to go to school in person.

In a partnership with Selma City Schools, the library introduced in-person learning to students who once learned from home during the “Selma Sensational Summer” program on June 23 with a kindergarten class from Edgewood Elementary School.

The students from Edgewood received a chance to hear “Storytime” stories from Librarian Jan Parker such as “The Doorbell Rang” and they sang songs such as the “The Wheels on the Bus.”

The students made sun visors to take back to school.

“We are always in partnership with the Selma City Schools, forever, it’s been for hundreds of years. But this summer in particular, we are focusing on these kindergarten kids because they haven’t had access to a library in over one or two years,” Library Director Becky Nichols said. ”What we are doing though working together is to bring the kids back up to kind of where they were and hope we can promote reading and the library.”

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