West Babylon, NY - January 28, 2016 - Suffolk County Legislator Kevin McCaffrey (R-Lindenhurst) recently served as the community reader in Ms. Caffey’s first grade class at Forest Avenue Elementary School. McCaffrey was appropriately assigned to read Snow Day! by Lester L. Laminack, as the class was anticipating the first major snowfall of the year predicted to begin the following day.
The Community Reader program brings in guest readers from the greater Babylon area in order to promote the importance and joy of reading. The program also provides young students a chance to meet local leaders and learn about what they do for the community. For example, McCaffrey explained to the attentive class how he helps people in Suffolk County by listening to their concerns and passing laws if necessary.
“These kids were really bright and truly interested in learning what local elected officials do in the community,” said McCaffrey. “However, I believe they were even more interested in listening to me read the book selection. This is a positive program and it is just so much fun for all involved.”
McCaffrey has had the honor of being a reader at Forest Avenue a number of times previously, and he has served in a similar capacity at other elementary schools across the 14th Legislative District. Reaching out to the younger generations is a high priority of McCaffrey, who believes that teaching about civics and the importance of community service will inspire today’s youths to become future leaders.
To learn more about Forest Avenue Elementary School, those interested are encouraged to visit their website.
Legislator McCaffrey represents Suffolk County’s 14th Legislative District which encompasses the Village of Lindenhurst, Babylon Village, the hamlets of West Babylon and North Lindenhurst, portions of Copiague, North Babylon, and Babylon’s barrier beach communities.