16th Annual Families Reading Together

The Norton is hosting a special event with the Palm Beach County Library!

Each year one picture book is selected for all preschool through first-grade children to read with their families. This year’s book is What a Treasure! written by Jane Hillenbrand and illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Celebrate this special book throughout the month of November!

Reading together is the single most important way to help young children learn to read. It helps children develop an interest in reading, as well as increases their vocabulary and general knowledge. Children who enjoy being read to are more likely to read on their own.

Children presenting a valid Palm Beach County library card will receive a free book (while supplies last). There will be activities and fun for all. Don’t miss it!

Schedule of Events

  • Open Studio: Bird Puppets

    Create a movable bird puppet, using collage and drawing, based on the book What a Treasure, by Jane and Will Hillenbrand. 

    This program will take place in Classroom 2.

    10am-1pm
  • Book Reading and Great Book Giveaway!

    What a Treasure! book reading and Great Book Giveaway (while supplies last)

    The reading and Great Book Giveaway will take place in Korman. 


    10:15am
  • Meet Dewey the Library Owl!

    Meet Dewey the Library Owl and sign up for a library card 

    Meet Dewey in the Great Hall!

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    10:30am
  • Families Reading Together Proclamation

    Families Reading Together Proclamation with County Commissioner Robert Weinroth followed by Suzy Hammer presents the Bookworm – Celebrate Families Reading Together with this enthusiastic reading superhero!  

    All ages. (45 min.)

    This program takes place in Stiller Auditorium

    11am
  • Public Tour

    Public Tour: Enjoy a 30-minute express Highlights of the Collection tour 

    Please meet in the Great Hall for the tour. 

    11:30am-12pm
  • Book Reading and Great Book Giveaway

    What a Treasure! book reading and Great Book Giveaway (while supplies last)

    The reading and Great Book Giveaway will take place in Korman. 

    12-1pm

About the Book

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What a Treasure! text copyright © 2006 by Jane Hillenbrand, illustrations copyright © 2006 by Will Hillenbrand. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Holiday House Publishing, Inc.

Mole has a new shovel and he is digging for buried treasure. But what he finds are treasures for everyone else! He finds a stick and gives it to Bird for his nest. He finds a shell and gives it to Snail for a home. An acorn he gives to Squirrel for his dinner. Finally, he finds a treasure for himself, a friend.