Thursday, August 19, 2010

Reading Camp Review

We wrapped up our Summer Reading Camp today. We teamed up with the Box Elder Literacy Program to sponsor the class. We had 36 kids ranging in age from 6 to 11 years old. The reading competency levels ranged from extremely proficient to struggling beginner and English-as-a- second language students. We played with letters and words using games and competitions set in a casual fun setting. We hoped to help the kids have a positive, pleasant experience with the library and reading. From the feedback we received, I think that we achieved our goal.

Many thanks to the volunteers we had helping us. They included Eve and Nick Francom, Claudia Oyler, a troop of 12-13 year old, boy scouts from Tremonton and their awesome leaders. Also we had Miss Brigham City, Peach Queen Lisa Lundberg helping. Her platform from last year's pageant was on literacy in the community and this was one of the many ways that she was able to serve the children of Brigham City during her reign.

This marks the end of our summer programming and I am looking forward to planning fall events. We will have a short break before Peach Days, so the Friends of the Library can have their annual book sale. Following Peach Days, we will have registration for fall toddler and preschool classes on September 14th. Our Free Reading Time will resume on September 16th at 12:30 p.m.

Hope to see you in the Fall! Happy Back-to-School everyone :)

Michele, Children's Librarian

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