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Pavlicin-Fragnito Reads to Kids for Purple Up! April 14 & 17, 2014
April 17, 2014 at 10:30 am - 11:00 am CDT
Awarding-winner author and military family advocate Karen Pavlicin-Fragnito will read from a selection of children’s books with a military life theme at the R.H. Stafford Library preschool storytime as part of Washington County’s Month of the Military Child Purple Up! events. Two reading times are scheduled: Monday, April 14 and Thursday, April 17, both 10:30-11 AM Central, in the children’s section of the library, located in Central Park, Woodbury, Minnesota.
Reading selections will include Pavlicin-Fragnito’s poem “Love Letters” in Military Life: Stories and Poems for Children, the picture book The Wishing Tree by Mary Redman, Dr. Jill Biden’s book Don’t Forget, God Bless Our Troops, Mommy Wears a Uniform by Shunsee Wilson, Night Catch by Brenda Ehrmantraut, and other books that celebrate and give a glimpse into the lives of military children.
Washington County Library is celebrating Month of the Military Child with Purple Up! events planned for branch libraries throughout the county. April was designated Month of the Military Child by Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger in 1986 to honor the important role children play in the Armed Forces community. There are approximately 2 million military children, ranging in ages from newborn to 18 years old; 1.3 million military children are school-aged.
The reading event is free and open to the public. Children ages 3 to 5 and their parents are encouraged to attend and to wear purple to honor all service branches.