Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

Letters to the Editor

August 8, 2013

Library offers thanks for successful Summer Reading Program

Dear Editor:

On behalf of the Children’s Room of the Greensburg Decatur County Public Library, I would like to publicly thank the many generous sponsors of the annual Summer Reading program. Without their support it would be very difficult to have a program that kids and families enjoy and more importantly, a program that keeps kids motivated to read all summer long. Studies show that children who read during the summer are better prepared for school when it resumes in the fall. That is the ultimate goal of the Summer Reading Program, to make sure that children have the necessary tools to succeed in school and life.

This year 1,809 children and adults participated in the “Dig Into Reading” Summer Reading Program! Over 1,000 new books were given away to children as well as ride coupons for the Decatur County 4-H Fair and food coupons from many local restaurants. Kids who read were also treated to a free pool party at Allen Memorial swimming pool. Drawings for prizes like Dr. Dre Beats Headphones, a Kindle Fire, gift cards, King’s Island tickets and $50 savings bonds donated by local banks, were also held.

Besides reading, kids were able to participate in many fun programs. They made crafts, learned how to make their own book trailers, decorated cupcakes, made dart art, played a Life-size version of the game Candy Land, attended the “Unofficial Hunger Games Survival Course”, attended story time programs and so much more! Other fun events throughout the summer like “Silly Safari’s Animal Show” with Coyote Chris, Family Time Entertainment’s, “The Water Show”, “ Leonardo’s Family Rock and Roll” Show, and “Aesop’s Fable” story telling program from Minnetrista Theater were enjoyed as well. In all, over 2,500 people attended programs at the Greensburg/Decatur Co. Public Library this summer!

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