Summer Reading Roundup: The Fun Continues!

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We are mid-way through the Summer Reading Program and halfway to our reading goal of 25,000 books. Great job, Super Readers! I hope you’ve also been enjoying our fun FREE events this summer.

Highlights for Kids

In line with our theme “Every Hero has a Story,” children attended Superhero Training School as part of our Book Buzz and special events. They made super wrist bands and masks, practiced their X-ray vision, rescued citizens and knocked down villains. One parent commented that her son was crazy about superheroes; activities like the obstacle course made him excited about coming to the library every week!

To celebrate the Fourth of July, we had special patriotic story time events for all children. We read stories like Happy Birthday, America! played American-themed Bingo and Scavenger hunts, made patriotic fans and even designed our own fireworks display out of chalk. It was super fun to show our spirit, waving American flags and marching to the tune of Yankee Doodle!

Teens Having Fun

Programs for young adults let them get in on the superhero action, too. Teens who registered got a hands-on lesson in babysitting safety and first aid offered by a certified Red Cross instructor. They learned what to do in case of an accident, how to deal with a difficult child and even how to help a choking baby. After this class, these teens will certainly be the neighborhood babysitting heroes!

babysitting class

Teens have also been winning prizes by submitting book reviews and by attending programs, they are entered into our Grand Prize drawing for an awesome tablet!

There are still plenty of events coming up and time to help us reach our reading goal so be sure to join the fun!

Ann McDuffie, youth services, Bealeton branch library

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