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Independent Living Residents Read to Lakeway Elementary Students

Independent living residents, The Kirks, are ready to read to Lakeway Elementary children

We are delighted to bring you Jan and George Kirk–two of the extraordinary independent living residents here at Summit by Morrison. Jan and George spent years reading to the children at Lakeway Elementary School in Littleton, New Hampshire. When the pandemic hit and schools closed to volunteers, the Kirks were sad that they couldn’t continue this special story time. Thankfully, technology has saved the day!

Katy Curnyn, our innovative Marketing Director, had a wonderful thought: Why not tape the Kirks reading some of their favorite children’s books then post to the Internet? We are appreciate the Kirks’ willingness to try something new and that they welcomed us into the lovely independent living cottage to film.

The three stories available today are:

Gingerbread Man 

Wynken, Blynken and Nod


We hope you enjoy these fantastic children’s tales! Check back soon for more.

Can’t wait for our next story time? Checkout these wonderful resources to keep your children engaged in the wonderful world of books:

The Whitefield Public Library: The local library is still open despite the pandemic. Hours are limited and an appointment is encouraged so that social distancing protocols can be maintained. Don’t forget: You can link your library account to Libby/OverDrive for access to thousands of free digital ebooks, magazines, and audiobooks. To do so, send a message through Facebook or to It’s quick, easy, and free!

Story Online: The SAG-AFTRA Foundation’s Daytime Emmy®-nominated and award-winning children’s literacy website, Storyline Online®, streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Oprah Winfrey, Chris Pine, Kristen Bell, Rita Moreno, Viola Davis, Jaime Camil, Kevin Costner, Lily Tomlin, Sarah Silverman, Betty White, Wanda Sykes and dozens more.


“You can find magic wherever you look.  Sit back and relax all you need is a book!” – Dr. Seuss

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