Owens ‘Ride and Read’ brings families to local library

April 28, 2017

Principal Amy Frank and second-grade student Nia Challa enjoy a visit to the Lone Star College—CyFair Library on April 25 as part of the school’s inaugural “Ride and Read.”
Principal Amy Frank and second-grade student Nia Challa enjoy a visit to the Lone Star College—CyFair Library on April 25 as part of the school’s inaugural “Ride and Read.”

April 28, 2017—Students and parents at Owens Elementary School participated in a one-of-a-kind field trip after school on April 25, as they loaded up in buses and traveled to the Lone Star College—CyFair branch of the Harris County Public Library for the inaugural “Ride and Read” event.

The trip was the brainchild of Owens kindergarten teacher Maria Vasquez, who worked with librarian Debra Gan to plan the event.

 Lone Star College—CyFair librarian Anna Vera-Robles distributes library card applications to Owens Elementary School students during their visit to the facility on April 25.
 Lone Star College—CyFair librarian Anna Vera-Robles distributes library card applications to Owens Elementary School students during their visit to the facility on April 25.

The school received more than 275 RSVPs, and sent five buses from the campus to the library for the hour-long excursion. Students and parents took a tour of the facility, learned about summer programs and enjoyed story time. More than 100 students received their first-ever library card and checked out several books.

“Our mission is to encourage students and their parents to participate in the many services offered by Lone Star College and its public library,” said Amy Frank, Owens principal. “We had a tremendous response from our families. Our hope is that the families will regularly visit the library over the summer.”

Owens students and parents learn about the Harris County Public Library’s summer programs and opportunities during the “Ride and Read” event on April 25.
Owens students and parents learn about the Harris County Public Library’s summer programs and opportunities during the “Ride and Read” event on April 25.

Owens students and parents enjoy story time at the Lone Star College—CyFair Library on April 25.
Owens students and parents enjoy story time at the Lone Star College—CyFair Library on April 25.

Owens parents fill out library card applications for their children on April 25 event.
Owens parents fill out library card applications for their children on April 25 event.

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