Monday, August 23, 2010

Summer Reading Wrap Up

All the librarians in the Children's Department would like to congratulate our summer readers.  We are so proud of all of you for reading, setting goals, and working hard to accomplish them.  We know you will return to school smart and ready to go.

So, how did we do? Here are some fun facts from summer reading.
- 1104 children participated.  That's about 200 more kids than last year, which was our record high. Wow!
- 8800+ books were read.  I'm trying to picture a stack of books that high, and I just can't!
- 7600+ activities were completed.  That's a ton of reading done by parents and siblings, not to mention rhymes, songs, and other activities.
- 4500 raffle tickets were given out.  The fashion bag had the most entries.
- 1400 free books were given away to children.
- Next year's theme will be One World, Many Stories.  We're already planning raffle bags from every continent! If you have any coins from a foreign country we'd love to include them in next year's bags.

We also would like to thank our sponsors and invite you to visit them.
- Appleby's
- Bella Napoli
- Bridgeport Bluefish
- Quassy
- Stella's Restaurant
- Subway @ Walmart
- The Carol Pieper Memorial Fund

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