Woonsocket Library ends Summer Reading Program with a party

It was a chilly, overcast morning on Wednesday, August 1, but that didn’t stop the participants of the Woonsocket Library Summer Reading program from enjoying indoor and outdoor activities as they honored summer’s end and the reading achievements they earned with a party. There were 105 total attendees.

Sarah Lieber, Woonsocket Librarian and Summer Reading program coordinator, welcomed the participants in the library and handed out folders to each child that contained a certificate of participation and library bucks that could be spent on prizes of the child’s choice. The amount of library bucks received was based on how many pages that the child read over the course of the seven-week program. The number of pages was recorded by each child on a reading log that was turned into the library by the end of July. 

Indoor activities included prize redemption tables and a photo booth with dress up items.

The outdoor activities included a face painting station, a water rocket toy, beanbag game, bubbles, chalk art, jump ropes, water balloon launching, and exploration tables with oobleck and slime to play with. There were also tables where kids could get snacks, beverages and snow cones. 

There was a lot to celebrate. The library had over 170 different kids walk through its doors, participating in the summer reading program. Seventy-five reading logs were turned in at the end of the reading program and 1230 books were checked out over the course of the summer.

…See pictures in this week’s issue of the Sanborn Weekly Journal!

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