Thanks to everyone who participated in Youth Services’s 2017 summer reading program and weekly contests! This year’s theme was “BUILD A BETTER WORLD.”
Please take a look at the four happy winners of our weekly contests! They had to guess how many candies were in the jar each week.
It was a great year for summer reading– 351 kids signed up and read 1,144 books in total!
This year, Perrot will make a donation based on each book read by our summer readers to Habitat for Humanity of Lower Fairfield County. Habitat’s work in Fairfield County includes more than just building homes for families– they are a construction company with a green focus, a family services agency, a non-profit financial institution, an affordable housing advocate and a community service project provider for thousands of people each year. They also operate a ReStore in Stratford, CT– a nonprofit home improvement and donation center that sells quality new and used furniture, appliances, home accessories and building materials to the public at low cost.
If you were one of our very special signer-uppers, you can still keep track of the books you read, even though our “official” program has ended! You can either take your reading record home with you, or leave it here in the library. We will also continue to give out prizes for books read (while supplies last, so HURRY!).
We’d also like to give a special mention our teen volunteers, who helped record books for our reading program participants. This year we had 62 volunteers, who together worked 585 hours staffing our summer reading table. Thanks, guys!
And remember, we still have another month of summer left, so please KEEP READING!