Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer Reading: Tick! Tock!

The clock is quickly ticking down for this year's Summer Reading Program!  Readers have until closing time (1 PM) on Saturday, July 21 to get their reading logs into the Annex Building.  I will be setting up the last of the shirt order that afternoon when we close.

It has been a fantastic summer.  Our readers have really been busy reading all those books they could not find time to read during the school year.  And with the  temperatures hovering around 100 degrees the past three weeks, sitting in the air conditioning reading has been a favorite way to pass the time!

Now with all the reading goals met, maybe we will have some cooler days to go outside and enjoy the free time before school begins. 

Remember to pick up your goal shirt starting Monday, July 30 at 9:30.  With the fair and school shopping starting you don't want to forget it.

While you are there, pick up a flyer for the Scholastic Book Fair in the Annex on August 9 and 10.  There will be books for the entire family, even Mom and Dad!  Can't make it into the library on those days?  That's okay.  You can also shop on-line.  Just watch our library website page for a link to shop!

Great job everyone!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Summer Reading Ending!

Can you believe it?!  The Summer Reading Program for Teens ends on Saturday, July 14.

Readers in the pre-school reading (colored logs) and ages through 12 years have until closing time on Saturday, July 21 at 1:00 pm to turn in their logs for the summer.  So review you logs and get those last pages read so I can order your goal shirt!  Some schools are also very close to winning their trophies, so be sure to check the bulletin board to see where your school is on the checkout counter!

I will compile the shirt lists, school counts, and top readers over that weekend.  (I have busy Saturday and Sunday afternoons!)  Please do not put logs in the drop box!!  They can become stuck.  We want to be able to give both readers and schools all the credit that is due, but we cannot if logs are not turned in properly.

We have been so proud of all our readers this summer!  All of our programs have had great turn outs, our story time classes have been very full, and our Art/Craft Classes have also had waiting lists.  With the very hot temperatures the library has been a great place to cool off and read!

Remember that your reading doesn't need to end with the program.  We welcome everyone to continue their visits every week, find even more great stories to read, and be sure to visit our Scholastic Book Fair August 9 and 10!  Keep checking the website and my blog for more information.  It is true that "Reading is SO Delicious!"