Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Rock Star in the Library

Beaux Foy with  CCES Students
We were lucky to have a visit from Beaux Foy, lead singer of Airiel Down, at CCES today. He is the State Library's spokesperson for the Smartest Card campaign for public libraries. During his visit, he talked to the kids about finding books about gorillas, his favorite animal, in the library when he was young. Those books led to a lifelong passion for gorillas and work to help protect them. He also talked about a friend who met someone while reading about snowboarding who turned out to be a snowboarding instructor and led to a friendship and learning to snowboard. It was fun to see the kids guess how much they thought library cards cost - the top guess being $100! Luckily they are free, so head to the Kernersville or Winston Salem libraries soon if you haven't already.
Beaux Foy of Airiel Down talking to students about getting library cards
Talking about learning about gorillas in the library when he was a kid
He also just received an award from North Carolina's USO (Heart of a Patriot award) for doing so much for the troops - so much more fitting even that it is Veteran's Day! This is the same award that Gary Sinise (from Forest Gump and CSI New York) received from a different chapter. This is the first time NC has given the award, so it is a great honor.
Mrs. Martin and Mrs. DuBois with Beaux
(Thanks for sharing your space in the gym Mrs. Martin!)
Edited to say: After school we got a phone call from a parent whose child was excited about seeing a rock star at school! They wanted more information about the band. I wonder how many kids went home talking about rock stars? I hope they all love libraries as much as Beaux.

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