Join us for a special storytime to celebrate Children's Day, in English and Spanish, with special guest Mrs. Jean Ficklin. Mrs. Ficklin will read her favorite childhood story, Heidi, by Johanna Spyri, with children reading the Spanish translation.
Our storytime room is named for Mrs. Ficklin, a longtime teacher in the Newark Schools and the first African American teacher in the Newark Unified School District.
To learn more about Mrs. Ficklin's life you can listen to a 1-hour oral history interview with her or read the interview transcript.
Room capacity is limited.
Below: photo of Mrs. Jean Ficklin