The Red Umbrella/La Sombrilla Roja will host a series of story hours for young children at Princeton’s Community Park Pool at 4:30 p.m. every Thursday from July 10 through August 21. Stories will be read in English and Spanish. A craft project related to the book and a watermelon party will follow each reading, and participants may select gently used books to take home.
Each week, a community leader will read the featured story. The first reader, on July 10, will be Ben Stentz, executive director of the Princeton Recreation Department.
Other readers are: July 17, Steve Cochrane, superintendent of Princeton Regional Schools, July 24, Dr. Robert Ginsberg, principal of the Johnson Park Elementary School, July 31, Dr. Dana Sheridan, education and outreach coordinator of the Cotsen Children’s Library at Princeton University, August 7, Veronica Olivares-Webber of the Red Umbrella Committee and member of the Princeton Recreation Board, joined by Valeria and Kyara Torres-Olivares, August 14, princeton municipal councilman Lance Liverman, August 21 Lisa Eckstrom, assistant head of school, 5-8 Division of the Princeton Charter School.
The Red Umbrella program is sponsored by the Minority Education Committee of the Princeton Regional Schools. Support for the summer series at the pool has been provided by the Princeton Recreation Department and the Fish Foundation.