Buena Backpack Distribution - 2009
First graders in the Buena Regional School District received colorful train-themed backpacks last week as part of the Atlantic County Library Foundation’s “First Grade...First steps begin at the library” program. Staff members from the library system visited each first grade in the district to hand out backpacks full of goodies, including the book “Trains” by Stephanie Turnbull, a conductor’s cap, a train whistle, and information about the Atlantic County Library System.
The Atlantic County Library Foundation states the intention of the program is that by introducing first graders to the wonders that can be found at their local library they will begin a tradition of lifelong learning at the library. The program is in its sixth year.