1 down, 5 to go

It's the end of our 1st week of Summer Reading!! WOO HOO! 1 down, 5 to go!

We've had a great turnout for this week's programs and have gotten great responses from people so far; lots of excited patrons, and fierce competitors!...maybe I should mention what we do for our Summer Reading:

Our Summer Readers have 6 weeks to:
Birth-5 yrs. (non-kindergarten bound):
This group has to do 25 activities which encourage literacy and stimulate learning
Prizes:
12 activities complete = beach bucket and 2 bottles of bubbles
25 activities complete/SR finished = Sticks Library tote bag with book inside

Kindergarten-6th Graders:
These kiddos have to read 10 hours
Prizes: At 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 hours completed they get to pick something from the treasure chest and also receive a ticket to put into a prize box; at the end of Summer Reading we draw a winner(s) for each prize, however, only those who've completed SR qualify! The K-6th grade prizes are:
  • NERF Big Bad Bow 
  • Cake Pop Maker by Bakerella
  • Crayola Skethcher Projector
  • Illumivor Electro-Piranha
  • Lego Set: Super Heroes Superman vs. Power Armor Lex set ; Super Heros Iron Man vs. The Mandarin set; Super Heroes Batmobile set; LEGO Batman Visual Dictionary
  • Perplexus Epic Maze
  • NERF Arctic Soaker
  • Razor A4 Kick Scooters (2)
  • Wilson Footballs (6)
  • Pinkalicious Pack: copies of Pinkalicious; Purplicious; Goldilicious; Silverlicious; Emeraldalicious books and an 18" Pinkalicious doll
  • $25 iTunes gift card

7th-12th Graders:
These kids have to read 6 books (can do BONUS 2 more)
Prizes: At 2, 4, and 6 books read (and the bonus 8) they receive a ticket which goes into a prize box; at the end of Summer Reading we draw a winner(s) for each prize, however, only those who've completed SR qualify! The 7-12th grade prizes are:
  • Kindle Fire HD 7" (16GB) w/Amazon Kindle PowerFast Charger (as you can imagine this is the most sought after prize!)
  • John Green boxed set: copies of The Fault in our Stars; Looking for Alaska; An Abundance of Katherines; Paper Towns
  • local restaurant gift cards
  • $50 Visa gift card
  • $50 iTunes gift card
  • $25 Walmart gift card
  • Wilson Footballs (2)

Adults: 
Just the teens, the adults have to read 6 books (can do Bonus 2 more)
Prizes: At 2, 4, and 6 books read (and the bonus 8) they receive a ticket which goes into a prize box; at the end of Summer Reading we draw a winner(s) for each prize, however, only those who've completed SR qualify! The Adult prizes are: 

  • General Admission Passes for COSI (Center of Science & Industry)
  • Family Admission Passes for Columbus Museum of Art
  • Local restaurant gift cards
  • Shoppers Bonanaza: $70 of gift cards from 2 local grocery stores
  • TupperWare bowl set
  • $50 Walmart gift card

*All of our prizes were either donated or bought with money that I fund-raised by sending letters out to local businesses. It really does take a village to pull this off, but people get so excited! This is the only library I've worked at that does Summer Reading like this, and I think it's awesome.*


Summer Reading count (Friday):

Babies:                  45
K-6th grade:         122
7th-12th grade:     43
Adults:                 120

Summer Reading count (Saturday):
Babies:                  46
K-6th grade:         122
7th-12th grade:     43
Adults:                 120
 *we're starting to slow down!

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