Sunday, July 20, 2014

Summer Reading 2014: Mission Complete!

We had such an amazing time planning for the 2014 summer reading program theme, "Fizz! Boom! Read!" which focused on science in all of it's facets. We were elated to see so many friends and families from the Midview community venture to visit us at the library, attend our special programs and participate in our reading program! This summer we had a record breaking 466 children participate in our summer reading program. You all did an absolutely amazing job!

To celebrate the end of another successful summer reading program, we held a "Summer Science Fair" to provide an opportunity for our young patrons to show off their science skills! Children of all ages were invited to bring in a science experiment of any sort and any level of difficulty to exhibit at the library for the afternoon. The community was invited to stop in and check out the cool experiments while enjoying fun science themed refreshments created by myself and Miss Katie (brain cupcakes and petri dish Jell-o anyone?).

Scroll through our photos below to see some of the impressive experiments our little scientists brought in and some of the treats we created in the science lab otherwise known as the kitchen.

 







Again, thank you so much to everyone who participated!If you haven't done so already, please stop in the library to complete one of our summer reading surveys. We would love to hear what your favorite programs were this summer and any suggestions that you might have for next summer! Miss Katie and I are already brainstorming fun ideas for next summer. Can you guess what the theme of summer 2015 will be? (It has something to do with capes. *wink wink*). Grand prize winners will be notified Monday, July 21st. We will post the winners on our Facebook page in addition to calling winners.

Keep your eyes peeled for the awesome programs we have coming up this fall! September through December library newsletters should be arriving in Midview district mailboxes hopefully sometime in August.  See you soon!