Reading Program off to a good start
Thursday, June 13th, the Prairie Community Library hosted approximately 35 children in their kick-off of the “Dig Into Reading” summer reading program. Beginning at 1:00, to register, the library came alive with all of the eager readers. Summer reading packets were handed out and games started the session. Skeeter, the clown, surprised them all with an exciting visit. She shared the news of the upcoming circus with magic tricks, fun and free tickets. Her magic coloring book showed the kids all of the participating circus animals. Using audience participation, Natalie Goeckner and Ryan Wemhoff, she taught the kids how to balance “Macaroni” the peacock feather on their finger. Other fun activities and jokes filled her presentation.
The children then moved into the library to listen to the book, “Tops and Bottoms.” The story was followed with the children planting their own vegetable seeds and decorating their shovel with vegetable prints. The full afternoon ended with snacks and checking out library books to read for the week. Reading contests have begun! The children reading the most from now until Thursday, July 25th will receive prizes.
Come join in the fun! All children, preschool through the 6th grade, are invited to participate. Each Thursday, 1:30 – 3:00 reading sessions will continue throughout the summer. Due to a scheduling conflict, this Thursday, June 20th, the session will be held at the Cottonwood City Park. We will begin the day in the Cabana at 1:30. Hope to see you there!