SAS students enjoy visit from local children’s librarian

Two adults standing in front of a classroom of young children.
Scotchtown Avenue Library Media Specialist Amy Gargiulo, left, introduces Goshen Public Library Children’s Librarian Michelle Muller to second graders on Sept. 28.

First and second grade students at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School had a special visitor this week.

Michelle Muller, head of Youth Services at the Goshen Public Library, paid a visit to students during their class time at the school library. Muller talked with students about the different programs and offerings at GPL, including different clubs, events, challenges and story times.

She also provided students with an application for their parents to fill out on their behalf for a free library card and reviewed with them the different types of books available to them at the library.

“Just like the musketeers, those of us who have a common goal of instilling the love of reading in children need to support each other to broaden our reach,” said Muller. “Demonstrating through collaboration that ALL libraries are fun, exciting and educational places resonates with kids and parents, reinforcing the importance of reading.”

The event was coordinated in collaboration with Library Media Specialist Amy Gargiulo.

“I try to instill a love of libraries by sharing with my students that the library doesn’t end as soon as they walk out of class,” said Gargiulo. “Allowing my students to establish a relationship or familiarity with Michelle and her staff will provide an easy transition for students between the school and public library. Libraries, both public and school, are not single independent entities. Rather, all libraries are a linked network of knowledge, fun and resources that all students should – and deserve to – have access to. We are so blessed to have such an amazing public library with a top-notch Children’s program.”

For more information about what GPL has to offer, visit the Goshen Public Library website.

Young child wearing a blue face mask with pink donuts raising a hand to answer a question while sitting on a blue chair.
A second grader waits to ask a question during a visit with Goshen Public Library Children’s Librarian Michelle Muller.