Students encouraged to ‘Take a Look, Browse a Book’

Organized by Webutuck Teachers’ Association members Monica Baker and Lynn Buckley, local children can find these green book baskets at the Four Brothers restaurants in Millerton and Amenia, Irving Farm Coffee House in Millerton, Santo Pizzeria & Restaurant in Amenia and Ritchie’s Amenia Deli. Photo courtesy of Monica Baker

AMENIA — For those curious about the green book baskets placed around town, the Webutuck Teachers’ Association (WTA) has found a fun new way to encourage children to read with the “Take a Look, Browse a Book” program. 

“Initially I was just thinking about putting baskets of books around the school for the students to read while they were waiting,” explained Monica Baker, a WTA member and English as a Second Language teacher at Webutuck Elementary School (WES).

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