Rouletta Blowers Gasparian
The Rouletta Blowers Gasparian Children’s Program supports infants through school-aged children. Rouletta Ann Blowers Gasparian (1933-2009) was born in Munnsville, NY to Clive and Ruth Huer Blowers. The family moved to Horseheads, NY where Rouletta graduated from Horseheads Central School in 1950. She then attended Geneseo Teachers College studying library science and went on to earn a master’s degree in Education from C.W. Post University in Long Island. Following graduate school, Rouletta served as media and library director for many years at the Wantagh Library on Long Island.
Rouletta was co-author of The Let’s Write to Read Story, which was a method guide for teaching reading by encouraging young students to write stories. She had a passion for helping young readers develop their skills and their confidence. Mrs. Gasparian worked closely with her co-author, Doris Kautzman, as well as classroom teachers, parents, and a school-full of young readers to bring to life this reading and writing program called the “Wantagh Publishing Company”. It is this passion learning and enterprising spirit we hope to instill in the participants of our early literacy programs.
The Rouletta Blowers Gasparian Children’sProgram is an integral part of our mission to encourage lifelong learning. The early literacy and children’s library is funded by donation and the continued generosity of Carl and Suzanne Blowers. Donations to this campaign support programs by assisting with operating costs, program fees, supplies, and collections development. Thank you for your support!
Friday Storytimes • Weekly • 10am
November 18 – Come to our Thanksgiving Storytime and make your own food art afterward!
December 2 – We’ll read Pete the Cat and the Missing Cupcakes and then… you guessed it! Enjoy some delicious cupcakes!
December 9 – Do your kids like dinosaurs? Do they construction vehicles? Then they’ll LOVE our Diggersaurs Storytime!
December 16 – Enjoy our Eric Carl interactive Storytime with our favorite interactive sound book!
Thanks to everyone who attended Music & Movement with Alicia! More to come in January!
REACH kids enjoy a story and activity with student volunteer, Lyndsey, as part of our Summer Learning Program: Oceans of Possibility. We had so much fun!
A trip to Ithaca’s Floating classroom for Summer Learning 2022!
Dan the Snakeman teaches us about snakes, spiders, tortoises, and more at Havana Glen Park & Campground. Pictured here is a caiman!