CLARK, NJ - The power of books came alive to Clark preschoolers recently as Stephanie Azzaro, a Clark Public Library Associate visited the local classrooms for story time and a brief discussion about the library. 

Azzaro read books based on a food theme including Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Pinkalicious by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann, and Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin.

According to Lori Kowalski, Preschool Supervisor,the students enjoyed the visit and are planning on more fun with Azzaro.   “The children were delighted with Ms. Stephanie’s book selection and her animated storytelling and a field trip to the library is planned for the spring," said Kowalski.

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The Clark Public Library offers free activities and a calendar full of events throughout the school year. 

Clark School officials stressed the importance of reading to young children and say it is one of the most important things that can be done to prepare students with a foundation for academic excellence.  Books have the power to benefit preschoolers in many ways including a higher aptitude for learning, reinforcement of basic sounds that form language, and the attainment of valuable communications skills.