OSWEGO, NY – A group of avid readers at Bishopâ€™s Commons have joined together to participate in the community wide experience by reading the NY Times best sellerÂ â€œThree Cups of Teaâ€ by Greg Mortenson.
Under the direction of Book Club volunteer Julie Smith, the group meets each Monday to read the book that tells the story on one manâ€™s mission to promote peace, one school at a time.
â€œOur residents are excited to be part of the community read initiative,â€ noted senior living coordinator Julie Chetney. â€œThey have embraced the book and look forward to sharing it with our young neighbors at Riley School this fall.â€
Intergenerational activities to read the childrenâ€™s version of Mortensonâ€™s story entitled â€œListen to the Windâ€ with an elementary class from Riley School are being made for September.
The Bishopâ€™s Commons Book Club has been meeting for more than three years each Monday afternoon to share stories and books.
â€œThe community read has since created even more interest among residents to embrace literacy and participate in discussion regarding the issues in the book,â€ Chetney added.