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8/27/2011 - County Library Summer Reading Program Ends

County Library Summer Reading Program Ends

Children who registered for the summer reading program, One World Many Stories, celebrated the finish of six weeks of reading and literacy events that explored different cultures, with a Mexican theme. Skippy Jon Jones was “Lost in Spice” and flags of many countries fluttered as children ran relay races. A sunshiney pinata couldn’t with-stand the beating it received at the hands of the children and spilled its contents on the lawn at the library, much to the delight of children and parents.

Children enjoyed playing in the water during the bus trip to Cape May Lighthouse.
Children enjoyed playing in the water during the bus trip to Cape May Lighthouse.

During the six week program, dedicated volunteers, including our own library commission member Mary Moyer and community resident Linda Dickinson of Stow Creek, presented programs on China and Mexico with the help of two local teens, Maria Perez and Heidi Miguel of Bridgeton. A bus trip to Cape May Lighthouse offered a pleasant get away. An earlier coach bus trip to the Celtic Fling in Pennsylvania at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire grounds celebrated the culture of contemporary and traditional arts, crafts, music, dance and recreation associated with Irish, Scots, Manx, Cornish and Gaelic heritage.

Children heard fairytales, in particular, Cinderella stories, and were treated to a close up look at Egypt by Theresa Moustafa, Millville librarian and former staff member at the Cumberland County Library. Children also were introduced to the wonders of Japanese children’s favorite stories, foods and holidays. Everyone’s favorite chihuahua, Buddy, took children on an imaginery trip around the world, as he searched for his missing teddy bear.

Reading just eight (8) books over the summer can help your school-age child stop summer loss, which is the tendency for students’ reading levels to “slip” while they’re not reading in school every day.

Congratulations to all of the super readers that took part in Cumberland County Library’s One World, Many Stories!