Greece Central School District

RRLC Names Greece Central’s Craig Hill Library of the Year

The Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) has chosen Craig Hill Elementary School as the 2015 Library of the Year. Craig Hill and librarian Susan Sullivan were selected from 1,448 nominations. More than 20 Craig Hill students nominated the library and Sullivan for the honor. In their nominations, students noted not only the wealth of reading materials available to them but also the electronic devices they can use. Many cited Sullivan’s use of humor and games and her willingness to give up personal time for things like book club. Student Elena Anderson said, “My librarian is so exquisite because she’s always ready to help kids find the perfect book for their reading level. She is definitely the funniest person I know. She makes learning so much fun!” Comments like those led the panel of judges to say, “We want to know this librarian. She is an outstanding example of what you would want for your school, for your kids.” Congratulations to Craig Hill and Ms. Sullivan!

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