Memorial-Nottingham Library Hosts Brain Break for Students

Operation Vegetables gameboard.

Photo courtesy of the Operation Vegetables Facebook Page.

Earlier this month, Junior Cluster students at Lakeshore Intergenerational School sought opportunities to unwind after working hard on their standardized tests. Teachers guided students on a delightful walk to Memorial-Nottingham Library for an afternoon of fun and relaxation. Together they enjoyed a group lunch and were able to receive their own library cards to check out books. For many, it was the first time receiving a library card. This new responsibility was met with much excitement! Though our school has a wonderful little library of its own, it was a treat to explore the branch’s expansive selection of books. Students could not wait to return to school and begin reading.

They were also able to partake in a unique activity. Local artist Linda Zolten Wood created the interactive board game Operation Vegetables, which is currently housed at the Memorial Nottingham branch. With its student-created characters, this board teaches its players all about healthy, sustainable eating and is accompanied by a vibrant vegetable garden in the library’s courtyard. Our children had a great time working their way through this game. They adored the hand-painted game board, hand-drawn character cards, and were especially excited to learn they were created, in part, by children their own age!

LIS is so lucky to have this wonderful community resource within walking distance of our school. The Junior Cluster is looking forward to indulging their love of reading and visiting once more later this Spring!

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