Students in grades 3-5 at Westhampton Beach Elementary School rang in the new year by exploring new books during a “book tasting” event cooked up by school librarian Joy Campagna.
As an authentic touch, the school’s library was transformed into a restaurant, complete with artificial candlelight, classical music and a menu featuring a variety of book genres. Students were encouraged to “taste” new books and take one home to devour.
“Students left the library with books they never knew were on the shelves,” said Campagna. “They learned that you don’t know whether you like something until you try it.”