Students at the Bermuda Early Childhood Center were immersed in the delights of the Books From Friends book festival this month. Bermuda Early Childhood Center, where the first Books From Friends book festival debuted, gives students age pre-kindergarten to 2nd grade a head start to academic success through its innovative programs.

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A parade of Books From Friends book characters, with headliners Pete the Cat and Clifford the Big Red Dog, sparked the imagination of the students and brought the stories to life. Pre-K and kindergartners also enjoyed puppet shows and story book reading. Where else can a child have a person dressed as a pizza read them a book? At the end of the festivities, each child received two books and a book bag. In total 506 books were distributed to 253 children.

Congratulations to Assistance League of St. Louis Books From Friends volunteers and thank you to all the staff at Bermuda Early Childhood who contributed their time and talents.

Books From Friends is one of five community programs provided by Assistance League of St. Louis.