Police Officers Bring Books to Life for Local Preschoolers
September 30, 2016
by Doug Robinson
The list to volunteer filled up immediately with 15 Hudson police officers offering their time to read to preschool children at the Early Learning Center.
For the past few years, this annual September event not only celebrates National Literacy Month, it also reinforces Hudson Police Department’s commitment to community.
Two reading sessions were held at the Early Learning Center, morning and afternoon. Police officers brought children’s books from their homes to read to the kids.
In each room, the officers sat on children’s chairs while the students sat on the floor. While some sat in teacher’s laps, others kneeled or sat cross-legged on the floor mat.
Hudson Police Officer Roger Lamarche became animated and changed his voice to be different characters in his book while he read to the preschoolers. The youngsters sat mesmerized and totally engaged with his reading of “A Fish Out of Water.”
School Resource Officer Cassandra Avery commented, “It is nice to share these kids’ days with my fellow officers. For many of children, this is the highlight of their day.”
In response to questions from the children, Officer Lamarche stated, “Today has been awesome. We are here to help and thank you for letting us share our books with you.”