Wednesday, May 07, 2008

First Lady Visit: Getting Buggy for Books

On Tuesday, May 6th, NM First Lady Barbara Richardson, along with State Library staff, visited the Southside Library to kick-off the statewide 2008 Summer Reading Program. Everyone loves this summer’s theme, “Catch The Reading Bug.”

The Children’s Room staff arranged for classes from Agua Fria and Cesar Chavez schools to participate in the festivities. From Cesar Chavez Elementary, Mr Rueda’s, and Ms. Rhodes fifth grade bilingual classes, and from Agua Fria Elementary, Ms. Love and Mr. Gorman’s 4th grade bilingual classes were able to attend the event.

Lydia Wren, Children’s Librarian, did a group rendition with the kids of “The Green Grass Grows all Around, all Around.” Mrs. Richardson read “The Diary Of A Spider” by Doreen Cronin and “Farfallina and Marcel" by Holly Keller. The Summer Reading Program is designed to motivate children and families to read during summer vacation, encourage use of the library by past and present users of the library, encourage new users and promote library services and materials. And most of all have fun!

The Summer Reading Program will have sign up starting June 9th. Registration will include a reading log that children will turn in to earn incentives. There will be Preschool Story time for ages 2-5 years along with a bug craft and also a school age craft every three weeks. There will be Free Programs for Entertainment every week during the Summer Reading Program, and a party for the participants at the end of the program in August. Flyers for the Program will be available during the first week of June. Come over to the library and get Buggy for Books!

Article and photo by TT at Southside

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