Ben Franklin Day – Monday, September 19 – Top and Main Floors Will Be Filled With 5th Graders!

Forsyth Library will be hosting 300 area fifth graders and their teachers this coming Monday, September 19, for the annual Ben Franklin Day. The event is sponsored by the Center for Civic Leadership, the American Democracy Project and Forsyth Library. Half of the fifth graders will be here in the morning and the other half will be here in the afternoon. As you can probably surmise, the Library will not be a quiet place that day.

The fifth graders will be divided into smaller groups, and Sue Boldra’s Teacher Education classes will have tables and/or booths set up on the top and main floors of the library to provide instruction to each of the groups. Each group will be at one booth for about 10 minutes and will move to the next booth during the span of about 2 hours. The Daughters of the American Revolution will also be at a booth providing cookies and punch to the kids.

Forsyth Library is excited to host this event, and we would appreciate your cooperation throughout the day. The library will remain open, and you are welcome to come do your research or check out a book. Just be aware that the top floor and the main floor will be filled with fifth graders, their teachers, library staff and Center for Civic Leadership staff.  The basement will be available if you need space to study, and the event should be over by 3:00 in the afternoon, so if you want a quiet space, you may want to just wait and come to the library later in the day.

Please welcome these fifth graders and future Tigers to FHSU!

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