Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Children's Room Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up

"Make A Splash - Read!"

Well, we definitely "made a splash" with the Summer Reading Program this year. We ended the summer with 347 participants who collectively read 2,815 hours! Plus... we had a total of 1,591 people attend the various summer programs including story times, movie matinees and the big shows like Peter Bois, Wayne from Maine and Wildlife Encounters.

Our reading finale was fantastic with about 120 people there to watch the Reading Prize Raffle. Thanks to the generosity of many local sponsors we were able to give out around 65 prizes including a skateboard deck from Pioneers Board Shop, Silly Bandz! from the Great American Country Store and gift certificates to Las Olas, Galley Hatch, Loop-T-Scoop, Lagos and many others.

The big winners of the night were Ella Olsen and Danielle Apple - they each took home 4-person passes to York's Wild Animal Kingdom courtesy of the Friends of the Lane Library. Also, every child who participated in the program received a book, hand-picked by Joanne Mulready! (Please stop by the Children's Room if your child hasn't yet received their book.)

A special thanks goes out to Michelle Trinceri and Caroline Holmes for coordinating the yummy treats for the party. Paulina, Joanne and Wendy want to express our appreciation to the entire community for helping to keep our kids reading over the summer. We couldn't do it without your support!


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