As part of our annual reading program for children we adapted to the times and made weekly reading kits to pick up at the library – and it was a huge success! Over 115 children registered for our program and we handed out over 500 kits. Each kit contained a craft activity, STEM challenge, a weekly newsletter with suggested books, information, and things to do. They also received gifts and a necklace with beads to celebrate their reading success.
In addition, our library was chosen as the recipient for a Boston Bruins signed team jersey and we raffled off to the children who participated. Our winner, Finn Poulos was very happy to be the winner of our raffle.
We’d like to thank all who were involved in making this year’s summer reading program a success. First of all, thank you to all the families and children who participated in our summer reading program. Thank you to the staff of Mattapoisett Free Public Library for all their hard work with special thanks to Miss Chris, Mrs. Dawson, Miss Haugen, and Mrs. Hundnall-Ripley in the children’s room, we couldn’t have done it without your amazing help. A big thank you to Benares Angeley from the Art Lab for her wonderful crafts. Thank you to the New England Boston Bruins for providing us with our raffle prize. Finally, we’d like to thank all of our organizations whose funding made this possible including the Friends of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library, federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Libraries Services and administered by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commission, and finally the Ann and Richard J. Prouty Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Co-Trustee — without your support we couldn’t have made this happen.
We have more kits coming with monthly STEAM kits and craft kits. For more information on that and up-coming children’s programs, please visit our website at www.mattapoisettlibrary.org/childrens.