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Summer Reading Program

Category: Daily Happenings | Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2006 8:57 pm

Today was the last summer reading program. We had a good time with the kids. Today, we had 14 kids and several moms. We gave away the prize books. Two went to kids in the same family. Their dad had commented that they were sure to win a prize since they had the numbers. They have ll children with another on the way. Only six came to the summer reading program though. One was only two but her name went into the box each week because her older sisters helped her. She won a book that she probably won't be able to read for several years. We played a game today with balloons. I wrote a direction on a slip of paper, inserted it in the balloon and blew up the balloon and tied it. The teams each had a box with balloons in it. One member had to run get a balloon from the box, take it back to the team. The team had to break the balloon and do what the direction told them to do. Sometimes the whole team did it and sometimes they chose one member to do it. The first team to get all the balloons broken and the tasks finished won. Wouldn't you know the team with the youngest members on it won. They had a boy who just turned seven. He was wearing these cloggy boots and they would put the balloon on the floor and he would jump on it and it would break. The other team tried jumping on the balloon, but they were mostly wearing flip-flops and they just wouldn't work. They did have a lot of fun and the mom's had a lot of fun. One mom was taking pictures with a camera that made a video or CD, I'm not sure which. It was a very small camera. They were turning points in for prizes. We had hot dogs, chips, juice and Otter Pops. You know, I think we forgot the Otter Pops. We were going to give them to the kids as they left the library and they are still in the freezer. I'm surprised some of the kids didn't mention it. Our animals on parade went clear around to within a foot of where they started. Two sisters claimed the prize because they had put their sticker up side by side and one fell off. It was a gift certificate to a book store so they will go and find something they both like. A helper from the school won the adult gift certificate. Some of the other mom's didn't think it was fair because she didn't come these last two weeks. But, she did help with all the school children when they came and her name went into the box everyweek. There were 790 animals on parade which is a total of the books the children listed on their reading charts. There were a few more than that because some kids came after the prizes were drawn and given and they had about 40 more books but they couldn't be counted for prizes. Some kids left their books in the book drop too and these couldn't be counted because they weren't listed. So, all in all it went well. Only one organization failed to show up for their program and Dan had talked to them on Monday and the program was on Tuesday and they had totally forgotten about it. That was the wild animal program. So, it is over for this year. Next year the theme is "Get a Clue at the Library." Mysteries! Already thoughts are in the works. Magnifying glasses! Sherlock Holmes! Detective badges? What fun! Dooley

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jubabe296 wrote on Wed Aug 02, 2006 2:37 am:

Dooley I'm so glad your summer reading program was such a success!! I have enjoy reading about the fun you have had!! I bet it was so funny watching the children try to pop the balloons. Next year's program sounds like lots of fun too!! I love a good mystery!!LOL!


Marlene wrote on Wed Aug 02, 2006 12:36 pm:

Well Dooley it sounds like you all had fun and it was a very successful program. You and Dan put a lot of hard work into it. Just look at all the books that were read--that's great! Marlene


glendann wrote on Wed Aug 02, 2006 4:08 pm:

Dooley,You amaze me at all you do with these kids.It sound like you had lots of fun with them.I love a good mystery next year will really be fun.

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