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LatimerClassroomFebruary 6, 2019 - In an effort to further promote the County’s “Westchester Loves to Read” program, County Executive George Latimer was joined by “Biscuit” books author Alyssa Capucilli to spend an afternoon reading with school children at Yonkers Public School 13. Capucilli’s availability was made possible through a partnership with the Chappaqua Children's Book Festival. Check out a video of County Executive Latimer reading “Ralph and the Rocket Ship” to some eager students HERE.

Open to students County-wide in grades Pre-K through 5, “Westchester Loves to Read” is a yearly competition which asks students to log their reading time, this year beginning on Oct. 1, 2018 and ending on May 5, 2019. Students who read 4,000 minutes during that time, or roughly 15-20 minutes a day, will receive a free pass to Playland Park’s Opening Day. It’s as simple as that. Read. Log. Win. For more information check out: https://www3.westchestergov.com/westchester-loves-to-read.

Capucilli was born in Brooklyn, New York, in 1957. She graduated from Sarah Lawrence College, and pursued her interest in dance, becoming a professional dancer and dance instructor. Since 1994, she has written more than 15 books for children, and her work has been translated into French, Hebrew, Afrikaans, Greek, and Bulgarian.