Our "Be Creative @ Your Library" reading program is over for this year. But what fun we had.
A total of fifty-seven children participated in our reading program and did a great job of reading. The pre-school through 2nd graders read four books per week and the 3rd through 6th graders read two books per week at their reading level. Some read more than that which was great.
Each week they enjoyed our special guests - Lisa Laird the ventriloquist and puppeteer, Chris Collins the magician, conservationist Ginger Walker, Jalene DeVos and her theatre students, Mr. Tap and Go, and Deb Dunn's dancers.
Each program began with a special chant or call and response poem. Then I read a story from the library that went along with the weekly theme. After the story the children were entertained by a special guest and then we did some craft or art projects. The week they got to decorate a guitar was a big hit.
The children received prizes each week as they completed their reading logs. They also received a free movie pass and free snacks for the movie, "Hotel for Dogs," which was seen at the American Movie Theatre.
Don't forget to continue to keep reading. We have a lot of wonderful, exciting books at the library that are just waiting to be checked out.
I'd like to thank all those who helped make this summer reading program a success -- Aaron Stokes, the American Theatre, Deb Dunn and her dancing students, Diane Gordon, Friends of the Library, Ginger Walker, Godfathers, Inez Wilson, Jalene DeVos & her theatre group, Jomi Anderson, Kiwanis, McDonalds, Pat Friedrichsen, Ruth Hayes, the Cherokee Library Staff, and Tyson Foods.
Storytime at the library will begin again in the middle of September.
Be sure to stop in and pick your August newsletter.