PV Schools

Dear Community and Staff:

For the last six months, I have been working with Putnam Valley community leaders to design a Community Read for Putnam Valley.  After reviewing numerous selections, we have selected A Man Called Ove, by the Swedish author Fredrik Backman. I think you will agree that the book is moving and accessible. You will laugh and cry and will not be able to put the book down. It will draw you into a community that is familiar and filled with the challenges we all face. The themes challenge us and lead us to “our better angels.” The book speaks to all of us as it explores some foundational life dilemmas:
  • How we judge one another
  • How we care for our neighbors
  • How we develop the best version of ourselves

I have attached a flyer that includes times and dates of the book discussions throughout Putnam Valley.  There is one at our high school library on Thursday, April 19th at 7:00 PM The public library and the high school library have copies of the book. The book is available at a low price online as well. We look forward to seeing you at the PV High School library or you are welcome to attend a discussion at another place in town. Attend more than one to have a conversation with more of your neighbors!

A Community Read is a great opportunity to get to know others in the community through sharing thoughts, feelings, and ideas that emerge from a shared experience.
Dr. Frances Wills
Superintendent of Schools