This week we do our final summer reading party at each of our five branches to close out the Dream Big–READ! summer reading event. This summer’s highlight was our visit from Cocky’s Reading Express. Thanks to all who attended and made it a success!
The children’s program was filled with exciting events each week including a pretend camp fire, crafty activities such as the paper plate dream catcher, night lights with flash lights, community helper visits, a ventriloquist, snakes, Hispanic story hour, and many other activities. One other highlight this summer was the inclusion of a bilingual story hour. Katie Rivers, summer intern, offered Spanish/English song, story and dance to children in the Pageland, McBee and Jefferson libraries. Some children came just to “learn” Spanish!
The adults joined in this year and enjoyed a variety of craft activities from painting gourd bird houses, making memory wire bracelets, watching movies, learning kumihimo and learning a little line dancing. Grand prizes were given away this week and everyone was a winner. At the Chesterfield Branch, Myrtis Burr stated that, “after showing the movie One For the Money to ten regular participants, they enjoyed “sweet” tea, popcorn, lemon cookies, and the patrons even added to the festivities with their homemade cookies and a homemade apple pie. “