Hancock Lumber joined the Raymond Village Library this week, as a part of their “Building a Better World” summer programming. Children’s Librarian, Karen Perry, invited Hancock to join the summer library program, aimed to encourage children and families of the community to read this summer–for pleasure and to continue building their reading skills.
Team Hancock loves to jump at these local community opportunities and took advantage, bringing mascot Forest Hancock to join while Marketing + Communications Director, Erin Plummer, read aloud the children’s story, From Tree to Tree House: Chip and Emily’s Magic Flume Ride.
In the story, Chip and Emily Green and their dad are building a tree house. They go to their local, independent lumber dealer to get lumber. There they meet Fern, a NYLE member, who offers them a ride on the Magic Flume so they can find out where lumber comes from.
Along the way they meet Fred the Forester, Larry the Logger, Tom the Trucker, Mary the Mill Manager, Holly and Wally the Wholesaler, Martin the Manufacturer, Ralph the Researcher, and Carlos the Carpenter who explain how lumber gets from the forest to their house. They learn about responsible forestry practices and safety–all important parts of Team Hancock’s diverse businesses.
Along with hearing the story about timber processing and our industry, the kids mingled with Forest Hancock and took home some fun Hancock Lumber swag. Hancock Lumber donated a copy of the children’s book to the library. If you are interested in purchasing your own copy, books are for sale through the Northeast Retail Lumber Association (NRLA).