Northwood Elementary students learn about city locations (VIDEO)

Published: Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 06:30 PM.

Hewett's class walked to the library, where employees Heather Nitzel and Audrey Milcarek showed the kids how to find certain types of books. Later, the pair presented story time and encouraged students to use the library’s services.  

"I'm just really glad that they come," Nitzel said. "A lot of times, this is the only opportunity that they get to come (to the library)."

Nitzel said she believes many parents don't bring their kids to local libraries and school field trips may be such students’ only exposure to the library. Milcarek said that children who develop a love for reading typically become better students.

First National Bank of Crestview was the last stop. There, students received a tour of the three-story building. Whitney Hayes, the bank's internal auditor, showed students how money circulates around the bank.

It was high time for students to have first-hand experience with all three of the services they experienced Friday, teachers said.

"We are learning about community helpers and how money and letters can travel around ... We wanted our students to get a hands-on opportunity to learn more about these places," Hewett said.

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