Monday, July 26, 2010

Second Summer of Reading

Saturday afternoon we headed to the library with Michael. He had his summer reading log in hand and he had read the 15 required books to participate in the awards ceremony.

We went into the story room and sat down in the chairs provided for the parents. Michael sat on the floor on the quilt with the other kids while Katie tried, mostly unsuccessfully, to sit up there with him. The librarians came in and told us what we were going to be seeing.

All of the kids got up and marched through the library to music so that all the other patrons could acknowledge their accomplishments. Then we headed back into the story room. 2 books were read and the kids sang a song about the library. After that, each child was called up to the front of the room one by one. The librarian gave their age, favorite book, how many books they had read this summer and how many years they had participated in the program. Michael looked so cute as his name was called and he walked up to the podium.

After the program, we got to take a few more pictures and he received some additional prizes. They included a free skating session and a free Frosty.

Here is Michael with his medal:

5 comments:

Joanna said...

What a great program for the kids! Michael looks very proud, and very grown up. So cute.

Mel said...

That is great! They love to get medals! He looks so proud! Not sure if you saw the comment I put pn my blog, but the kindle app is free from the app store. You just need an amazon account set up to buy books.

Steph said...

Sounds like a great program! Cooper did a reading program at our library this summer too.

Stacey said...

Very cool! Our library does a pool party and free book at the end of summer. I like the medal ceremony!

Congrats Michael!

Carrie77 said...

Cute! I need to make a blog post, I did the reading program with the kids, too! I love freebies!