That’s right, everybody – Summer Reading is officially over! Our reading hours have been tallied (4468 in only 6 weeks!), our raffle prizes have been handed out (signed copies of Diary of a Wimpy Kid, anyone?), and our teen volunteers have taken off to enjoy the last of the sunshine and prep themselves for the coming school year. Ms. Rosy and I have been cleaning, organizing, and – yes – sleeping in as we recover from a fun-filled summer and get ready for an amazing fall here at the library.
While things might be quieting down now (at least for a week or so), don’t think for a minute that we let the end of our amazing Summer Reading Program end without the celebration it deserved. What did we do to say “so long” to Summer Reading? We partied, of course!
First, we partied in our PJs with the Preschool and Kindergarten kids who participated in the library’s first-ever Summer Literacy for Little Ones program! These kids completed up to 42 literacy-based activities in 6 weeks! To celebrate, we donned our Pajamas and threw a party that included decorating our own crowns to wear, a Pajama Party Storytime, cupcake decorating (and eating, of course), and a Library Scavenger Hunt! Check out some photos of the fun we had:
I had a blast at the PJ Party for Little Readers, but the fun didn’t stop there. To celebrate the reading accomplishments of our grades 1-12 participants, we held our 15th annual Summer Reading Fair, complete with games, prizes, lunch, and a water slide! I think the photos show exactly how much fun we had:
As you can see, we know how to celebrate in style! We’re so grateful to all the local businesses, teen volunteers, staff members, and Friends of the Library who made our Summer Reading Program and our celebrations possible.
We’ve taken a few weeks off from programming to recover from all the fun, but never fear – we’ve got a full schedule of exciting stuff coming up in September. Check back soon to see exactly what will be happening here in the Children’s Room this fall!