READ 2013: Children & Youth Companion Books

 The GESD elementary schools will be participating in the READ using Nubs: The True Story of a Mutt, a Marine, and a Miracle as a companion book. 


Nubs embodies the same themes of loyalty and friendship between a dog and his human found in Following Atticus. 

Companion books are an excellent way to involve the younger members of a community. 

Middle School students will be following Tom and Atticus’ adventures on their blog, Adventures of Tom and Atticus.

High School students will have access to Following Atticus in ebook format and should check with their teachers about extra credit opportunities. 

All of the GESD schools will also have collection bins for donation items for the shelters. 

Visit the Library’s website for puzzles related to Following Atticus and Nubs.


Author/Illustrator Visit: George O'Connor


Friday, March 8th at 4:00 p.m.—Many of you have enjoyed his Captain Awesome books, the Olympian Series, among others. Before moving to hands on comic creation George O’Connor will introduce the elements of a comic and a behind-the-scenes look at his process. Comics Connect, a collaborative project of the Mohawk Valley Library System and the Upper Hudson Library System , is supported by funds from the New York State Library’s Family Literacy Library Services grant program.