Village Square Booksellers and the Schools
School Programming: Authorless Book Events with book-related activities, reading aloud, Literary Nights, Book Fairs. Pat has been reading during the breakfast program at Saxtons River & Central Elementary Schools for several years. During a Literary Night several years ago, Westminster Center School had Pat read Dr Seuss’ Lorax to a cafeteria filled with students and their families.
Winnie the Pooh Appearances (includes Pat Fowler reading in her Winnie the Pooh Costume): Windsor Elementary School has had a Winnie the Pooh Day, with Pat reading Winnie the Pooh stories to K-3 students. Winnie the Pooh has participated in Awards Ceremonies, Reading Challenges & Holiday Programs.
Author events: Village Square Booksellers has arranged for authors to visit local schools, sometimes in conjunction with a Book Fair. Poets Laureates Grace Paley and Marie Harris visited VT & NH schools as part of the Voices of the Connecticut River Project in 2003. Maine author Lea Wait visited Bellows Falls Middle School in 2007. Jessie Haas and Michael Daley have visited Bellows Falls Middle School several times. Michael L. Wexler and John William Hulme IV, creators of The Seems series, visited Putney Center School Library and appeared in the Bellows Falls Middle School Auditorium in Fall 2008.
Educator's Discount Program: Teachers and school librarians can save 20% off of all professional book purchases, plus increased discounts for bulk purchases of individual titles.
Educator's Materials: Village Square Booksellers carries workbooks in language arts and math, as well as Bar Chart Guides. We have teacher's guides for many children's books and authorless event kits. Posters are also available for your classroom.
Summer Reading Lists: Please ask at the front counter to see if Village Square Booksellers has a copy of the Summer reading List for your school. (BFUHS, BFMS)
Volunteers: Pat Fowler is a member of the Bellows Falls Union High School - School and Community Relations Committee that meets monthly. She is on the Advisory Board of the Bellows Falls Middle School 21c LEAP Program and the Bellows Falls Boys and Girls Club. Alan Fowler films the School Board metings for FACTV. Alan and Pat volunteer for the Saxtons River Elementary School's Winter Sports Program. So the Fowlers are involved in our schools K-12.
Twelve-year-old Becker Drane works as a Fixer for The Seems, a secret organization that makes sure the world keeps running. When a Glitch is reported in the Department of Sleep, Becker is dispatched to Fix it, but he's not so sure this is a routine mission.
Book # 1 in The Seems Fantasy Series
Authors John Hume IV & Michael Wexler had a slide show to explain the world of The Seems when they visited our schools.