Sunday, August 14, 2016

Connecticut's Kid Governor to Visit Russell Library

Connecticut's Kid Governor visits Middletown!

Connecticut’s Kid Governor Elena Tipton will visit the Russell Library on Monday, August 15 at 1:00pm as part of her Summer Library Circuit. Governor Tipton, a recent graduate of Dr. Thomas S. O’Connell Elementary School in East Hartford, will present her Campaign for Kindness platform and discuss how she and other students are working to make Connecticut a kinder state. Elena will also share her vision of installing “Buddy Benches” at 10 Connecticut playgrounds and explain how kids, adults, schools and civic groups can work together to fulfill her goal. 

The program is free and open to kids and adults alike, and will be held in the Main Floor Children’s Activity Room.  All attendees will get to participate in a kindness activity! Also in attendance will be Gizmo the Therapy Dog. 

This past November, hundreds of 5th graders across the state elected Elena Tipton as the first ever Connecticut’s Kid Governor through a pilot program created by the Connecticut Public Affairs Network (CPAN). Governor Tipton is making several appearances at local libraries as part of her Connecticut’s Kid Governor Summer Library Circuit to share her platform and ways to take action. For more information about Governor Tipton’s platform and the Connecticut’s Kid Governor program, please visit 

“We are honored to have CT Kid Governor Tipton visit our Library,” said Matt Poland, the Library’s Director. “Her message about kindness is an important one for all of us.”

Russell Library is located at 123 Broad Street, Middletown CT.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great news to hear. Now, if she could only replace the current governor that will bring even better news to Connecticut.