Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Scare Up a Good Book!

The theme for the library reading program this summer was, you guessed it, "Scare Up a Good Book!" The button was one of the attendance prizes we got for showing up for the bi-weekly shows and crafts at the library. The library has been decorated all summer with fun and scary decorations to go with the theme.

We had so much fun watching a Mad Scientist, a Crazy Reptile Guy (who brought in an Anaconda and a live Alligator!), and doing super scary crafts. The kids also got stickers and free kids meals to Red Robin as they completed a certain number of books.
Today was the BIG FINALE! (Although the zoo will be bringing some animals next week because it was too hot to bring the animals when they were scheduled for their show)
The kids each got to pick out a cool prize for completing the required reading for their age group (Kid Catastrophe got her prize for books read to her, Danger Boy did actual reading for his prize). Below are some pics of some of the fun things kids got to choose from. There was a whole big room full of choices!
There was also some "extra" prizes kids could win by putting their names in for drawings. Kid Catastrophe won this book in one of the drawings. It's a cute "girl book" as Kid Catastrophe called it. At the end of the prize picking, and the prize winning, a PIZZA PARTY! Super Silly willy fun fun. This was our third year and we hope they have the program every year from now on!!!

(You can tell Super Spy was enthralled with the whole thing!)


Eyepoke said...

Libraries rule! I think being a libraianen would be the best career, if only it weren't for the abject poverty part.

Dana Cheryl said...

Gosh! I have so many great childhood memories associate with our local library. I bet your kids will too.

Maybe I should have some kids so I can take 'em to the library?! :)

Bruce said...

what, people still read real books?
some of our kids have really got into reading latly. its fun when they read a book i like or know and can talk about the story with them.
it looks like your library went to some trouble to make it neat. that is realy cool.

timpani76 said...

Yeah, the EA Library reading program is pretty popular because they make it so fun! The lady librarian who runs it learns everyone's names (like 70-80 kids participate, so that's quite a few names!) and she really puts her guts into making it the best it can be.

Renae said...

I keep telling myself that I should get my kids into the summer reading programs. I've started them a couple of times. Alas, another year and I didn't do it. It looks like fun!

timpani76 said...

If it makes you feel any better Renae, my kids are not in any sports or other activities (like Scouts) so the summer reading program was pretty much it for us this summer!

Karen said...

Looks like they had fun. Gotta love the library!