The Greensboro Free Library will host a free virtual check-in with two local reading specialists on Thursday, Feb. 18, 6:30 p.m. 

This is a chance to ask questions about reading and writing with experienced reading educators.

The program is open to parents and educators of kids, both in school and homeschooled, of all ages and abilities. 

Presenters Barbara Jacobs and Judy Carpenter will offer a short presentation about child development and can speak to questions relating to reading, reluctant readers, gifted readers, reading challenges and possible resources to support happy reading. 

Carpenter, of Greensboro Bend, was a special education and early reading intervention teacher at Craftsbury Elementary School for 30 years and loves teaching reading. She still does individual reading assessments at Craftsbury Elementary three times a year and teaches part-time at Craftsbury Saplings preschool.

Jacobs, of Morrisville, has a master’s degree in education and has worked with students for almost 40 years as a classroom teacher, guidance counselor and reading specialist. She has taught in several states and in Germany with the Department of Defense schools. She is currently working as a reading interventionist and teacher coach at Lakeview after 10 years in a similar position at Hardwick.

Contact Emily Purdy, Greensboro Free Library youth services librarian, at if you are interested and she will send the link to enter the meeting.

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