HBES Hosts Authors and Illustrators

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The Hamptons Bays Elementary School Parent Teacher Association hosted its annual “Authors and Illustrators Night”  on March 12.

Several Long Island-based creatives came to the district to share their knowledge, and their wares, with the students and their families. They were treated to a pasta dinner in the library by the PTA prior to the event.

Local authors and illustrators who participated this year included successful Remsenberg-based children’s author Wendy Wax and Eastport-based talents Dr. Kathryn T. Hegeman and Dana Tillinghast. Other authors and illustrators included: Joe Guida, Francine Poppo Rich, Linda Frank, Tim Hoppey and Darren Sardelli.   

“Reading is one of the most important things that we learn,” said Hampton Bays Elementary School librarian Marianne Pendlebury. “Books open up a whole new world.”