New Albany 2-5 Elementary students and staff are anxiously awaiting author Candace Fleming’s visit May 21-24. As part of the New Albany Scholars Author Visits, with additional support from the New Albany 2-5 Elementary annual Book Fair proceeds, Ms. Fleming is sure to be an end of year blockbuster! Ms. Fleming’s popularity has soared since she began writing children’s books in 1994. Her many titles include picture books, chapter books, historical novels and stories, and biographies. Visit Candace Fleming’s website for fascinating information on her books and the author.
Ms. Fleming will spend a full day with each grade level, broken into smaller group sessions in Mershad Hall at the McCoy Center. Students will learn about the author, her books, her own personal story, the writing and editing process, and more. Ms. Fleming creative storytelling carries over to her school visits, and she adeptly tailors her presentations and materials for each grade level.
Librarians Kerry Cramer and Debby Baumgartner have worked with teachers for months, preparing and executing a strong educational program for our students prior to and during the author visit, with the use of some of her books. Additionally, students were offered an opportunity to preorder select books in April. The books will arrive prior to this event and will be distributed to the students. They may then bring those books, and/or books they already own, to be autographed during Candace Fleming’s visit. There will be no books available for purchase during her visit.
As part of this author visit, the Columbus Metropolitan Library New Albany Branch will host a community event with Ms. Fleming Tuesday, May 22, 7-8 p.m. All ages are welcome.
This visit is made possible by the generous donation of the New Albany Community Foundation and the Carolyn and Lance White New Albany Scholars Endowment, the continued community support of the New Albany 2-5 Elementary Library’s annual Book Fair, in conjunction with New Albany Women’s Network and New Albany-Plain Local Schools Parent Teacher Organizations.