Monday, July 30, 2012

Winding Down

It's hard to believe we're at the end of July with the End of Summer Reading Carnival this Friday*! We've had a fantastic summer at the library and are thrilled to have had a record number of you participate in the Summer Reading Program this year.

Last year, we had just over 1500 people register for the youth summer reading program, which was awesome! This year ... we've had even more - a record 1,756 youth, from baby through fifth grade, read for prizes! We are so proud of all of you!

You'll be ready, set, go for the school year this fall. And just because the Summer Reading Program is almost done for 2012 (through Friday, August 3rd you may log and receive prizes for any time or books you earned July 28th or before), doesn't mean you can't get in a few more memorable literary moments for the sheer pleasure of them before school starts.

In fact, we have pulled some of our Oversized JFIC items and displayed them in our giant book display case. I think of Oversized JFic books as our hidden treasure. They are great for a wide spectrum of ages as they are essentially illustrated chapter books. They make great read-alouds, fun transitional books for little ones learning to listen longer, or an enjoyable change of pace for the older ones.

You'll find the Oversized JFIC books in between the Fifth Street windows on the first floor.

So when you come to join us for the Carnival this Friday* ... :), you can check them out.

Thanks for making us part of your summer of 2012!

*The library will be open until 5:00 on Friday (as usual) and then from 5:30-7:00 out in the parking lot, we'll be having an extra special, end-of-summer-reading AND happy 50th birthday carnival celebration. (And if you're here at 6:15, you can get in on our community picture!) We look forward to seeing you there; you won't want to miss the fun.

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