War in the Pacific National Historical Park invites you to come read at the park with Book Buddies!

by Amanda O’Brien
National Park Service

War in the Pacific National Historical Park, along with their partner Pacific Historic Parks, is proud to host the first Book Buddies Program. Book Buddies is a youth reading program highlighting a variety of books that touch on various aspects of the park’s mission:
 
“…to commemorate the bravery and sacrifice of those participating in the campaigns of the Pacific Theater of World War II and to conserve and interpret outstanding natural, scenic, and historic values and objects on the island of Guam for the benefit and enjoyment of present and future generations.”
 
This is the first of three sessions to be offered at the park on Saturdays in coming months. Each session will focus on a different book. The first book featured will be Flat Stanley by Jeff Brown. This book tells the story of a young boy, Stanley Lambchop, flattened while he sleeps by a bulletin board. When he awakens the next morning to discover his new pancake-like body, it opens the door to many new exciting adventures. 
 
Readers will engage in fun learning activities related to the book, such as creating their own flat ranger to explore more National Parks, and will get a chance to join the “Explore 1000 Books” Club.
 
Book Buddies is free. Youth in 2nd and 3rd grades are eligible to join but you must register in order to participate. To register, fill out a packet at the T. 

Stell Newman Visitor Center in Sumay.   
 
Last day to submit a completed registration form and a $20 refundable deposit is Tuesday, February 19, 2019. Space is limited so don’t delay!
 
For more information, visit the T. Stell Newman Visitor Center in Sumay, email aobrien@pacifichistoricparks.org, or call 671-477-7278 Ext 1018.

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