Summer Reading Wrap-up

Eighty-two children registered into the Summer Reading Program this summer and 32 finished. We have not had numbers like this since 2014.

This was the first time we participated in the Summer Food Program, sponsored by SKCDC (Southern Kennebec Child Development Corporation).  Free lunches were served on Tuesdays for those 18 or under.  We are hoping to expand this program in 2020 to lunches every weekday for our children.

Our Stuffed animal sleepover was a huge success. We had 46 stuffed animals spend the night in the library. When children picked up their animals, they received a secret picture of some of the fun that was had by the creatures.

I feel it was a very successful summer for the Children’s Room and I look forward to next summer. Thanks for your support and keep reading.

PS – We are looking forward to adding Games to check out of the library by October.

Summer Reading Program Events – 2019

Summer Reading Program 2019

June 17th August 16th

Every Tuesday

Story Hour  @ 10:00AM

Crafts @ 10:30AM

(ages 3-7 yrs)

Special Events

Tuesday, June 18th, 6:00-7:00PM

Marine Mammals of Maine

Wednesdays (6/19-8/14)

9 – Movies!

1 movie/week

 Children’s Room

Wed: 10 am-12:30pm

Popcorn Included!

Tuesday, August 13th

Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Drop off animals on Tuesday, August 13th

Pick up animals Wed., Thurs., or Fri. of that same week.

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Pick Up Tracking Charts & Sea Dogs Game Vouchers Any Time After June 10th

Beginning August 5th

Turn in a Completed Chart for a Free Paperback!

Have Fun & Keep Reading!

This program is sponsored by the Gardiner Public Library.  It is not an MSAD#11 event.

GPL / 152 Water Street, Gardiner ME / 582-3312

Happenings in the Children’s Room

Report on Summer Reading Program

I would like to thank all the local school districts, community members, parents, and grandparents. One of my goals this summer was to get more children signed up for the summer reading program than last year. We have surpassed last year’s number and reached higher than I thought possible for this summer. We should be very proud that this has happened for all of our communities. Every little step helps our children and our future. Now if we can get more children to come in after finishing the reading, we will have hit another mile stone. So come in and get your prizes in August.

Craft time at the library

One of our dedicated volunteers put together a poster on why the Gardiner Public Library “ROCKS” in the eyes of our children. She went around during craft time and asked the children what they liked best about coming to the library. Here are some of the answers.

“I like to make friends and play with them at the library.”

“I like the library because I can color here.”

“I like the arts and crafts, books and the movies.”

“I like the books and the games and playing at the library.”

“I like to do crafts at the library.”

“I like to read the books and take our movies.”

“I like the special books about dogs.”

“I like playing with the Legos at the library.”

This poster definitely has brightened up the children’s room and tells us why this building is so important to the communities that it services.

Upcoming Event

August 7th, Tuesday, there will be a special event in the Children’s Room at the Gardiner Public Library. – Lindsay & Her Puppet Pals at 10:00a.m.