Hesperia elementary students learn valuable lesson during library visit

May 2, 2015

hesperia libraryHESPERIA —  Patricia St. Clair Elementary third graders visited the Hesperia Community Library, and learned that everyone — not just kids — have fears, and there are positive ways to deal with our fears.

They listened to Michigan author Patricia Polacco’s book, “Thunder Cake,” which is based on her childhood visits with her grandmother.

Polacco was afraid of thunder, and her grandmother helped her to overcome her fear through the process of baking a cake — a “Thunder Cake.”

After hearing “Thunder Cake,” the students toured the library and tasted a bite of Thunder Cake. This is a unique chocolate cake recipe that includes tomatoes. Students described the cake as “delicious,” “amazing,” and chocolatey,” and many of them requested the recipe.

School classes will continue to visit the library through the month of May for a story and a tour of the library.

“Community libraries offer students many resources that will help them learn more; improve their reading skills; and enjoy leisure activities like our upcoming Summer Reading Program events,” said Library Director Kay Brennan. “Becoming familiar with the public library is an opportunity for students to develop a lifelong habit of using the library and the wide variety of resources it offers to all ages.”

 

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