Super readers and leaders gathered at the Gregory pool to swim and hear stories on Monday. Although it was too windy to do some of the games we had planned, we all still had a great time. Thanks, Kristi, for the gift of your voice which carried the words of the stories over the windy weather! And thanks to the lifeguards who gave up their day off to help us out. This was our second annual poolside event which children and adults would like to make a permanent part of our summer programming.
Thursday's group of super summer readers modeling their capes decorated and designed from donated T-shirts. Thanks to our local Wear N Wares thrift store, Mrs. Jake, Mrs. Roeder, Jason Korkow, and my husband for supplying all the shirts we needed!
The spidermen are gradually getting to the top of the building, indicating that everyone that signed up this summer is reading LOTS of minutes. Three have reached the top, indicating 500 minutes accomplished since May 26. We are so proud!
The weather continues to "rain on our parade", but the children have been happy with indoor snack picnics and relay races in our meeting room. We are grateful that we have such a nice place to gather.
Looking forward next week to our pool party session with stories and snacks and activities in between swim time. Over 60 children have signed up to be a part of this, along with parents, guardians, and siblings. Hoping for a nice warm day and NO RAIN!
Hunter and Andy developed new skills at our recent fundraiser when they "volunteered" to do the grilling. TAB members and library staff were busy serving up brats and hot dogs at Buche's Tent Sale on Friday. Adam, Buche's manager, had everything ready to go for us and made it so easy to do the fundraising. He even bought lunch for all his crew! We continue to appreciate the partnership with this local business that helps us fund our summer programs. And, of course, we are grateful to all of those folks who came to eat! Our second concession stand will be at the Buche's produce Tent Sale in mid-July. Watch for more details to come!
Beware! Our library is not always a quiet place! With seven different programs in the space of 8 days, our library has been a busy active place. Participants ranged from birth to...hmm, well, I'm thinking some of our adult s are in their 80s, but I'm not pointing anyone out.
I am so excited to see that 30 adults have accepted the summer reading challenge this year and are serving as great role models for the children of our community. Even with the addition of extra sessions for some age levels, we are full except for the 11-15 year old group. Way to go, super readers!
This summer we challenged our juvenile readers to reach for the heights by using their representative superhero which clings to a ledge of a tall paper model building. As children record minutes read, they get to move their superhero closer to the top of the structure. We have several spidermen perched on ledges already!