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Festival to Go at Children's School of Rochester, #15: Rochester, NY - October 21, 2014

As part of the Rochester Children's Book Festival's Festival-to-Go program, authors visited the Children's School of Rochester (School #15). (Also volunteering, but not pictured, author Mylisa Larsen.)

Authors start gathering in the library with members of Altrusa--who have generously donated books to the participating school libraries for ten years now! 

Pictured:  Vivian Vande Velde, Jody LaRose fom Altrusa, Karen Marquardt from Altrusa (winner of this year's Rochester Education Foundation's Making a Difference Award), author Dorelis Osborne, School #15 librarian Melissa Frost.



Dorelis Osborne


VVV--Presentation to Grade 4


Listening in on presentation of H.D. Marychild


Jody presents certificate of appreciation to H.D. Marychild


Some of the books written by the students at #15


H. D. Marychild, back in the library


Sally Valentine


author Jim Chaize with Altrusa volunteers


VVV presentation to Grade 6


Watching Susannah Buhrman-Deever during her session with Grade 1


additional photos provided by Jody LaRose of Altrusa:  Melissa Frost (librarian at School #15), Jody, and Jay Piper (principal at School #15)


Mylisa Larsen presenting to Grade 5


Melissa Frost with Sally Valentine


Dorelis Osborne's presentation



Sally Valentine presents



Jim Chaize presents


Peter Catalanotto's presentations on November 14