Book Parade in Bangor 

There was a parade in Bangor Friday.Students at the Downeast School read lots of books this year, and each class picked their favorite to bring to life.They dressed in costumes and created floats to represent their best read.Then they paraded down the street with parents, family and friends watching.All involved say this not only shows kids that reading is important, but also fun.Parent, Nicole Page says, “Actually the school has done really, really well with that. My daughter is reading every night. Actually I have to tell her to put the book down and go to bed now.”Third grader Jessica Desjardins believe reading is important “because it teaches you stuff and it makes the characters feel alive to little kids.”Two women from the Bangor Public Library were grand marshalls for the book parade.They were there to help promote the library’s summer reading program.