2013-08-22 / Letters to the Editor

Reading program at library was a success

The children’s summer reading program was a great success. Thank you to all who participated in the reading component, and to those who came to the eight different fun programs held throughout the summer.

We had about 75 people at the party on Aug. 13, which was held for those who successfully completed the reading portion of the program by reading at least 60 minutes a week for seven weeks. The crowd enjoyed ice cream sundaes, face painting, Legos and crafts, while six lucky kids won a raffle prize of their choice.

The raffle winners were Alexis Beckett, Michaela Castner, Adam Dibiase, Zachary Dibiase, Sean Roberts and Jack Ryan, who won reusable library bags filled with books, DVDs, audiobooks and games.

The “Dig into Reading” board behind my desk is filled with worms, showing your amazing reading progress throughout the summer. I know that it takes a lot of dedication to keep up your reading during the beautiful weather, and I’m so proud of you all.

The teen program was also a success. Teens were asked to read three books, come to three programs – including glassmaking and henna tattooing – and come to three movies shown at the library. Those who completed the program were eligible for a raffle drawing on Aug. 14 to win a Kindle Fire, iPod Touch or Nook. The winners were Michela Colognese, Kensie Lennon and Isabella Potter. Congratulations to our winners, and for being so committed to the program.

The reading programs would not be possible without the support of the Friends of the Jamestown Library. The friends provide 100 percent of the budget, including awesome raffle prizes, the performers, crafting supplies and food.

The program, which is an integral part of many children’s summers, would not be possible without the financial support of the group. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Jamestown Library in order to ensure that this type of programming will continue for the kids of Jamestown in the summers to come.

Thank you all for a great summer.

Lisa Sheley
Children’s librarian

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