Thursday, September 1, 2016

Summer Reading Concludes

♦ On Your Mark Get Set…READ!
♦ Get In The Game…READ!
♦ Exercise Your Mind…READ!

What a wonderful summer! You may have noticed the above slogans shared a common theme of being active, which was a perfect complement to this summer’s Olympics in Rio.

In June, people of all ages kicked off our summer programs with a 2.5 mile round trip fun run/walk on the Portneuf Greenway.  Then, our days were busy with art programs, story times,  movies, foods from around the world/Eat Smart Idaho, Bookwagon in the parks,  and S.T.E.A.M. (Science,
Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) activities.

Over 900 people of all ages signed up to participate in our reading challenges and various activities.  The Teens celebrated with a “Quidditch for Muggles” party in July and a record number of Teens completed everything!

Many thanks go to our volunteers who assisted not only with our in-library programs, but additionally with the Bookwagon in the parks which boasted 3,000 visitors this year!  A special thanks to Eat Smart Idaho volunteers who came every other week all summer presenting information and food to encourage healthy eating.

h  Kath Ann Hendricks, Young Adult Librarian

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