‘Grammie’s Book Nook’ honors Anne Sullivan

group of men and women sit and stand around large oversized chairs.
woman holds child in lap while reading in oversized chair
Whitnie Therrien and her daughter Olivia Darrow, a kindergarten student, read a book in Grammie Sullivan’s Book Nook.

It didn’t take long for students and their families to start enjoying Grammie Sullivan’s Book Nook in the elementary school foyer on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 21. Children could not resist grabbing books and getting comfortable in the pair of oversized, cozy chairs that were donated by the Fonda-Fultonville Lions Club just minutes before the start of the school’s Open House.

The book nook was established in memory of Mrs. Anne Sullivan, who worked at Fonda-Fultonville for 23 years. Her family said the book nook was the perfect way to honor her career and dedication to helping students read and learn at FFCS.

When Mrs. Sullivan passed away, community members made donations to the Fonda-Fultonville Lions Club in her honor. President Mike Sweet said it was important to the club to use the memorial fund in a special way.

“We wanted to do something in her honor at the school, and we didn’t think there was anything better than helping children to develop a love of reading,” he said.

“We are so grateful to the Lions Club and the Sullivan family,” Elementary School Principal Darcy Williams said. “We want to thank them for their support of our reading initiatives.”