During the month of July, the Sangerville Public Library, under the direction of librarian Linda Hall, was the place to be for the Fizz, Boom, Read program. Eighteen children ages three to thirteen participated in the 6-week event. On August 1st, a party was held for the children to mark the end of the program with prizes and ice cream cones to recognize their accomplishments. Eighteen children read a total of 284 books. Children ages three to six read books for prizes while children ages seven to thirteen read books for the chance to win, through a drawing, one of two bicycles and helmets. Winners of the bicycle drawing held at the party were Destiny Dever and Meriel Willey.
Some of the books most enjoyed at this summer event were “The Spirit Animals,” “The Royal Diaries,” “The Tarantula Scientist,” and “The Magic School Bus Adventures.”
Next summer’s reading program aimed at children eight to fourteen will be Reach for the Creech Book and Read. Books by world-renowned children’s author and Newbery Medal Award winner will be read. The culminating activity for that program will be a live interview with author Sharon Creech and autographed Creech books to take home.
Pictured from left to right: Destiny Dever, Shyann Dever, Kyndra Bogdanski, Elora Bogdanski, Molly Burton, Zachary McInnis, Zoe McInnis. Pictured in the back: Quentin Polley. Photo credit: Virginia Wark.
The Friends of the Pittsfield Public Library will have a meeting on Wednesday, August 20th at 1 PM to discuss plans for fundraising and other projects to benefit the library. This meeting is open to the public and anyone interested in helping the library is encouraged to attend. The Friends meeting will be held in the Warren Community Room at the library, located at 110 Library Street. For more information, please call 487-5880.