Summer reading fun at the library
What a wonderful summer we had at the libraries on the Eastern Shore of Virginia this year!
In Accomac on Thursdays and Nassawadox on Fridays, we served over 150 children’s lunches as part of our Summer Food Program and want to thank the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore, the Parks and Recreation Department of Accomack County, and the Boys and Girls Club of Southeast Virginia for helping to make it possible.
Over 130 kids took our summer reading challenge, read some great books, earned some prizes, and kept track of their summer reading minutes. In addition, we offered many exciting library programs and provided great places for kids of many ages to read, imagine, and design!
We offered over 100 kid events with a total attendance of over 2100 kids at Island, Cape Charles, Nassawadox and Accomac! We learned about electricity, aerodynamics, music and sound, nutrition, wild animals, migration, honey bees, sea creatures, butterflies, Eastern Shore habitats and animals, and more. We made Lego creations, bat houses, musical instruments, rockets, animal masks, and many other creative things. We were entertained by a silent magician, a visit with a Chincoteague pony, story tellers and book readers, and some great family movies.
All programs were free, open to the public, and enjoyed by many. We set out with the desire to enhance the summer experience of our youth by inspiring a love of reading and learning, supporting their educational needs, promoting 21st century and STEM based skills, and rewarding their curiosity and creativity. We think we had great success, and we can’t wait until Summer 2018 to do it again!
Please help us improve upon our Summer Reading Program for next year by completing this survey. We want to know your thoughts and ideas, whether or not you attended Summer Programs this year at our libraries.