The Clover Ridge 2017 Summer Reading Program, “Build a Better World, Read!”, was a great success. The library was open for Clover Ridge students and families every Wednesday morning for two and a half hours from June 28th through August 23rd for checking out books. Our activity/entertainment each week was centered around the theme “Building”. On different Wednesdays we had programs involving the theme, from Engineering from CH2M, Building a better world by recycling from Republic Services, Building a better world: Plant a garden art by artist by Victoria Wills, Building character and rock art by Mrs. Graham and Build a better city with the city of Albany bringing several of their vehicles for the highlight. The children also did some hands on science by designing and building their own “roller coasters” and made (built) ice cream during one program. Additionally, on three different Wednesdays, Hands and Hearts Drumming, Pipe Dream Aviary, and Andy Locke Ventriloquist came to the library to entertain or share their expertise with the children and their families.
Children turned in their reading logs and game cards throughout the summer for prizes and books. This last summer 45 children earned their Summer Reading Certificate by either reading 30 days or more, or by attending at least 3 of the Summer Reading Programs.
This summer we were able to add something new and the children who attended also had the chance to earn a free Cool! Pool pass given out each week. The children who earned the passes were: Katie Day, August DeBolt, Norah Clark, Emma Hudson, Mia Saville, Mariah Ely and Nathanial Ream.
The Fire truck ride to school by the Jefferson Fire Department was awarded to 4 children this year who attended the most programs and checked out books each week. Emma and Grace Hudson attended 8 programs as well as Colin Saville, and Mia Saville attended all 9 programs!
Congratulations goes out to all the summer readers!!
A BIG THANK YOU goes out to The Albany Public Schools Foundation, The City of Millersburg, The Ridges PTC, The Jefferson Fire Department, The Albany Public Library and The Cool! Pool for helping to get books in children’s hands through their donations and support of the Clover Ridge Summer Reading Program.