NO CHARGE FOR OUR PROGRAMS!
Lapsit and after school programs will begin again in September
As we have done the past few years, we chose not to request cash donations from businesses for our summer reading program since they were so generous in their contributions to the building project. However, some area businesses still offered us gift certificates, coupons, and cash or prize donations. We want to acknowledge the following for their assistance with our children's, teen, or adult summer reading programs:
Ace Hardware; Bonfire; Diary Queen; Kinkaiders; McDonald's; Nebraska State Fair; Pizza Hut; Runza; Subway; Taco John's; and Tiffany Theater.
Thanks also to the UNL Extension Office staff Colleen Peterson and Audrey Foster for their time. These two amazing people generously gave their time to present more than once at our children's and teen summer reading programs.
It was a Special Summer Reading Program!
This year's summer reading program was truly delightful. It's amazing what a difference spacious multi-purpose rooms make for activities and programs, not to mention the comfort for the participants, parents, and care providers. We weren't really sure what to expect for numbers this summer, and as busy as we have been, planning for next summer could be another new challenge--one we will gladly accept!
Due to change in policy for those who went to Super Kids Club this summer, we didn't have as many attend the Wednesday programs or record their reading. However, we were very pleased with the overall success of "Libraries Rock", the 2018 Summer Reading Program and the first of many that will be held in our renovated and larger library.
Number of summer reading registrations.....114 children
Number of children who recorded time spent reading......80
Hours of reading recorded......903
Number of Grand Prize winners......36
(children who read 30 minutes a day for five weeks)
Attendance (weekly average)......190
Attendance at the final party......78
Congratulations to these grand prize winners:
Emmett Beck, Dominic Burgess, Elvis Burgess, Auden Clark, Baylee Clark, Kaytee Crawford, Mariyah Crawford, Zane Crawford, Chloe Daugherty, Adrian Fama, Julia Fama, Tylee Fenton, Frederick Fiorelli, Brent Forster, Ryan Franssen, Tiffany Franssen, Adalyn Johnson, Arianna Johnson, Cullen Johnson, Bailey Manley, Cainan Marsh, Mandi Mattos, Marlee Nozicka, Ella Peterson, Ryker Peterson, Kenny Russell, Ruby Russell, Cole Schmidt, Connor Schmidt, Dautry Wagner, Jodelyn Wagner, Maisy Wagner, Emily Westerhold, Caleb Wiiest, Keith Williams
The parents and child care providers deserve a great amount of credit for continuing to emphasize to children how important it is to read all year long -- not just during the school year!
The library hosted 20 programs for children over the six-week summer reading program, including the final party.