CONGRATULATIONS to all the youngsters who joined
this year’s summer reading program. We
had 414 kids sign up!!! What amazing
readers you are! Yay you!
Also, all the grown ups who participated deserve a big hand for the
reading aloud they did, for all the tickets they filled out, and for all they do to support Lane's Children's Room in the summer and throughout the year.
We couldn’t do such an ambitious program without the strong support and
collaboration with the local schools, their staff and administration. It is an honor and joy to work with such wonderful educators.
The Hampton PTA do so much for us, both with birthday books throughout the year AND with supplying the plywood cut-out that kids and their families so enjoyed at the finale.
Warmest thanks to all our phenomenal volunteers and everyone
who helped throughout our busy six weeks. They assisted at programs, helped with set up and break down, and two of our teen volunteers, Danielle and Maggie, patiently counted out hundreds of tickets and wall cut-outs. We literally could not do this without you!!
We also could NOT do these large events without
the generous support of our patrons. Thank you all for your assistance and much-appreciated donations of water, in addition to your will.
Flatbread Pizza was beyond good to us and donated 25 pizzas, in addition
to partnering with us on fundraising via sales of their pizza.
It is also my great privilege and pleasure to say huge thank
yous to the Friends of the Lane Library. They enabled us to hire our
band for the finale, in addition to Norman Ng, the magician who kicked off our summer
events, AND very generously providing the money for the 4 Kindles Fires which
are our grand prizes.
The Friends work tirelessly all year round, fund-raising so
that we can have new furniture, games, programs, the murals in the Children’s
Room, and other additions that make this library an ever-growing and vital
place. Thank you, Friends, so
very, very much.
We also had an anonymous benefactor who provided a very
generous check that enabled us to purchase the supplies for our family reader
grand prizes. You know who you are, and YOU ROCK!
The law office of HOLMES and ELLS helped us tremendously by giving us access to
their electric outlets so the bands could play—and did so with great good cheer and community spirit. They even lent us extra electrical cord, which was way above and beyond. Thank you, Steve and company!
We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our subs: Sandy Kent, Tamara Holland, Melissa Phoenix, Chris Singleton, Sharon Svirsky, and Carol McGrath, fabulous ladies all who saved the day more than once and held the fort with grace and good cheer.
An especially big note of Miss Wendy, Miss Nicole,
and Miss Liz. They are so amazing, both
individually and as a fantastic team. The Children's Room is truly blessed to have a staff of such dedicated, caring, and enthusiastic women.