Summer Reading Program Wrap up

You know school will be starting soon when the library wraps up their summer reading program.

This years theme was called Go, Wild Read! It took place from June until August 17th. I am not sure of the exact figures for the children or teens reading program but I know that the family one was over 6000 hours read and over 2000 tickets were submitted. Wow that is alot of hours read.

I think this was the first year that Michael didn’t win a gift certificate in the early drawings. He was a little disappointed but I explained it was the lucky of the draw.

There were quite a few sponsors that donated prizes such as gift certicates to a french bookstore, a book/toy store in the village, the city donated prizes as did the members of our local liberal riding.

Another great thing about the party was that they make sure everyone leaves with a book which is a great idea. These books are donated by the book/toy store in the village. Michael picked this:

Once everyone got a book and since for some strange reason not alot of people showed up (roughly 50 people if that) not sure if it was the heat that kept them home but like I said to Michael their lose our gain. So they told the parents to come and choose a book for the family. I could have picked anyone but I got this one because we borrowed it from the library and Michael loves it. (His review will be up on http://www.booksuponaweeonesshelf.com/ sometime this week)

As with every wrap up there is a party and this year was the best one. Michael loved so much it was fun to see. They got this juggler who I think said his name was Gabby. He was amazing. Really funny and he had the group involved in his act.

He did some juggling with balls started with 3 then worked up to 5. Then he went to the pins as you can see in the photo. Not once did he drop a think.

Of course kids being kids were telling him what to balance on his chin, he used a pin, then the case he used to carry his things in, then it was a stroller and the last one was this:

I have no idea how he did it but hands down to him he was fantastic. Then to wrap it up he juggles with fire.


It was a great party and a great summer reading program. Can’t wait until the summer of 2010 to take part in it again. Thanks to the library and the city for hosting this great program.

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Comments

  1. That does look like a great party!

  2. What a wonderful event…and summer program to promote reading! As a just retired reading teacher AND a mom, kudos to your town and to you for having your son be involved in such a wonderful program!
    Just curious…how warm is it there since you said something about the heat keeping people away (I live in Fl where it was 93 with 79% humidity yesterday so I wondered)

  3. That’s great! We attended our local library’s summer reading club party yesterday too (writing the blog on that). My kids love the program. We’re looking forward to next year also.
    Cheers.

  4. What a great event you’ve attended. Not many people came, but it’s true: “their loss, our gain.” Great post. =)

  5. Sounds like great fun! I love juggling acts. And I love the cover of the book Michael picked.

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