The summer reading program at the Emo Public Library wound up Aug. 13, said librarian Shirley Sheppard, noting more than 40 children registered with 29 participating to the close.
The theme of this year’s reading program was “Summer Sleuths.”
The program was sponsored by the TD Bank Financial Group, Ontario Library Service, and the Toronto Public Library Foundation.
Summer student Christina Schulzki was responsible for receiving the book reports—either written, oral, or drawn—and compiling the bulletin board display.
On display was each child’s name and the amount of books read by each participant. All reports, etc. also were put in a binder for public perusal.
Each child received a poster/stickers and activity book. Each sticker represented how far the reader had advanced.
Winners of the reading program with more than 27 books read were Carlee B. (Harry Potter back pack), Brittany J. (folding camp chair), Krista E. (school back pack), and Heidi E. (beach bag).
The following read 26 books or less: Andrew F. (flashlight), Casey G. (badminton set), Ashlee N. (hot/cold cup), Andre E. (blast pencil), and Kelsey Q. (blast pencil).
Special mention to Mimi A., a young visitor from Ottawa who participated in the program, reading more than 30 books.
All children received a certificate and a gel-pen. Ages of children ranged from four to 13.
“Christina did a wonderful job with the children this summer during the program and deserves a special thanks,” noted Sheppard.
The staff and board of the EPL congratulate all who took part in the program and they hope to see everyone out again next summer.