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Waterbury Reads "Wonder"

Thursday, November 13 at 6:30 PM

in the Crossett Brook Middle School Library


More than 100 Vermont communities are taking part in the Vermont Humanities sponsored, statewide, one-book community reading of " Wonder", R.J. Palacio's bestselling, inspiring story about the power, and the importance, of kindness - in everyone's life.

We had a WONDERful evening on October 23 at CBMS meeting the Sanborn family, whose vivacious and outspoken 11 year old daughter, Olivia, was born with a craniofacial abnormality, similar to Wonder's Auggie Pullman. It was amazing to hear how their personal story echoed that in RJ Palacio's book.
We hope you'll join us on Thursday, November 13, again in the CBMS library at 6:30 PM, when we will have a thought provoking, engaging and lively discussion of the book and other fun activities related to kindness and acceptance.
Wonder is an inspiring story about the power, and the importance, of kindness - in everyone's life. It's the story of fifth-grader Auggie Pullman who was born with a facial congenital birth defect. Wonder traces Auggie's journey through his first year in middle school, where he experiences the challenges of being shunned - and the satisfactions of belonging n a world where differences can both set us apart and bring us together. In short, it is a portrait of one community's struggle with empathy, compassion, and acceptance.

The Waterbury Public Library has a limited number of copies of "Wonder" at our circulation desk. Please feel free to come and sign-out a copy - you don't need your library card to do so. We want as many people as possible to share this event with us! Light refreshments will also be provided.

By the way, Wonder was the winner of the 2014 Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award!




If you are a responsible teenager looking to volunteer at the library, please send an email to, or call 244-7036.



Teen Advisory Group

Are you a student age 12 to 17 who would like to help the library choose new young adult books and plan programs and activities for teens? Come to the next Teen Advisory Group meeting and brainstorm some new ideas to make the library more teen friendly. Participation in the group can count towards required community service, or “Change the World” projects, and it will look great on a college resume. For more information, contact Michelle at 244-7036, or email:

Next Meeting: TBA

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