To the Editor:
The staff of the Mattapoisett Free Public Library would like to thank the many sponsors and volunteers who made the 2014 Summer Reading Program, “Fizz Boom Read!” such a huge success. Over 200 children and families participated in the wide range of programs, reading activities, and story times that were part of our weekly schedule. In addition, many patrons and guests visited the library to enjoy an afternoon out of the sun, reading and playing on the new educational computer stations.
Our volunteers, both youth and adult, are too numerous to mention by name here, but they have been heartily thanked by the staff. In particular, though, we would like to thank Jen and Nathan Zieske who provided the prizes awarded to the children who complete the reading aspect of our summer program. Each year the Zieskes go above and beyond in a way that inspires the children to participate.
Others who made Mattapoisett’s Summer Reading Program very special this year include: Diane Newell of the Yankee Candle Store in Dartmouth; The Eastern States Exposition; Yankee Candle Village in South Deerfield; Friendly’s Ice Cream; Mattapoisett’s own No Kidding Toy Store and its wonderful staff; the Mattapoisett Cultural Council; and for programs: Kay Hanley Alden and Matt Richards; The Wareham Gatemen and Cindy Dawicki; Rob Magee and Chief Magee; Deidre Smith; Elizabeth Hutchison; and terrific helpers Jeanne Smith, Emily Newell, Greg Schneider, Sienna Wurl, Alex Wurl, and Griffin Dunn.
The Junior Friends of the Library and their advisor, Kathleen Kvilhaug, offered their enthusiasm and assistance with lawn games and fun for the community’s children. They give generously of their time and talents all year long.
The Mattapoisett Library’s regular volunteers continued to shelve the hundreds of children’s books each week so that good reading was always available to our young patrons.
The library’s Summer Reading Program is one of the highlights of the year for staff and families alike. We appreciate the support of the community that makes our program unique and something children eagerly say yes to when they have so many choices of things to do. Reading still thrives! Please visit our Facebook page to view some photographs of this summer’s events.
The Mattapoisett Free Public Library Children’s Department Staff
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