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Kids Summer Reading Wrap-up and Survey

Kids Summer Reading Wrap-up and Survey
Posted by Barbara Raab on Thu, 08/30/2012 - 4:17pm

It was a wonderful summer in the Children’s Room.   Hundreds of people came to the library to see puppet shows, magic shows, animal shows, to tie dye and make ice cream,  to attend storytimes, gaming events, movies and book groups. 

Wilmington kids also did a lot of reading this summer!  A total of 2,110 books were logged online and in the library. 

Stars Guessing Contest Winners

The actual number of stars in the jar was 639.  There was a 4 way tie for the closest guess.  The winners were:

Kate Calvoni

Cal DiPesa

Joseph Dynan

Alyssa Fricia

 Each won a Barnes & Noble gift certificate, and ¼ of the stars.

 Grand Prize Winner

The winner of a Nook Color was Patrick Xavier. 

Survey

In order to improve our Summer Reading program next year, the Children's Department is conducting a Summer Reading 2012 Evaluation Survey.   There are 2 versions of the survey: one for parents and one for kids.   Please fill out the survey to give feedback on the online review process, the grand prize, the programs and other aspects of the Summer Reading Program.

Parents Version

Kids Version

Thanks!

 

Kids Summer Reading Winners: Week 7

Kids Summer Reading Winners: Week 7
Posted by Barbara Raab on Mon, 08/06/2012 - 8:50pm

The following kids were lucky winners this week.  There is only one week left to be a lucky reader or library lover.  Log your reading and visit the library! 

Lucky Readers

Julia Archer

Jimmy Bimbo

Nicholas Morad

Jonathan Morad

Lucky Library Lovers

Mantvydas Benevicius

Mallory Brown

Anuj Gandhi

Kids Summer Reading Winners: Week 6

Kids Summer Reading Winners: Week 6
Posted by Barbara Raab on Mon, 07/30/2012 - 3:51pm

The following kids were lucky winners this week!

Lucky Readers

Brady Gavegnano
Corinne Forcina
Michael Doherty
Madison Wright

Lucky Library Lovers

Griffin Carr
Ryan Garrant
Ryann Walsh

Kids Summer Reading Winners: Week 5

Kids Summer Reading Winners: Week 5
Posted by Barbara Raab on Mon, 07/23/2012 - 8:53pm

The following kids are winners this week.  Congratulations!

Lucky Readers of the Week

Hannah Bryson
Jocelyn White
Marco Costa
Matthew Villalta

Lucky Library Lovers

Aaliyah Abel
Eddie Ramos
Shaun Bradford

Kids Summer Reading Winners

Kids Summer Reading Winners
Posted by Barbara Raab on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 12:34pm

The following kids are winners of contests during the first four weeks of the Summer Reading Program.  Log your reading online or in the library for chances to be a Lucky Reader, or fill out a  card every time you come to the library for raffle entries to be a Lucky Library Lover.

 Lucky Readers of the Week

Abigail Stiltner

Adriana Rice

Allison Bolanos

Annika Reddivari

Anthony Cummings

Ashley Dankese

Becca Hudson

Carissa Rubin

Emily Estrada

Gabriela Villalta

Jaelyn Walsh

Joe Gronemeyer

Kaitlyn Smith

Madelyn McCarron

Nicholas Toth

Patrick Xavier

Tessa Cappione

 

Lucky Library Lovers

Alex Burns

Alexa Graziano

Amanda Tran

Ben Wright

Bobby Dodge

Casey Robbins

Kari Wells

Kohen Noah

Michael Dynan

Rachel Gonzalez

Shane Cryan

Summer Reading Update

Summer Reading Update
Posted by Barbara Raab on Mon, 07/16/2012 - 8:45pm

Summer reading is in full swing in the Children’ Department.  Every day there are lots of kids here filling out "Lucky Library Lover" contest entries, guessing the number of stars in the jar, attending great programs, checking out the iPads, reading and hanging out.  The stairwell looks great filled with the beds that the kids have colorfully decorated.   Almost 600 kids have signed up for the program so far, but it’s not too late!  Sign up your kids online and then stop by the library so they can decorate a bed, and enter our contests.   Remember to log all of the books your child reads (or listens to).   The more books logged, the more chances to win! 

Congratulations to Kindergarten Backpack Winner

Congratulations to Kindergarten Backpack Winner
Posted by Barbara Raab on Wed, 06/13/2012 - 10:44am

Congratulations to Spencer Bagtaz, winner of the Kindergarten Backpack drawing.  Spencer’s entry was randomly selected from all entries from children who registered for kindergarten and obtained new or used their own library cards.   The backpack was filled with books, school supplies and other goodies.  Thanks for the Friends of the Library for funding the backpack and its contents.

All future kindergarteners are encouraged to participate in the Summer Reading Program!  Sign up online and then stop by the library to decorate a paper bed that will hang in the hall, pick up your stamp sheet,  enter the Stars guessing contest and the Lucky Library Lover contest! 

iPads in the Children's Room!

iPads in the Children's Room!
Posted by Barbara Raab on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 10:06am

We in the Children’s Room are delighted to have 2 iPads available for use in the library.   They have been preloaded with lots of great apps.  Toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy having an interactive book shared with them—try Planes by Byron Barton, Barnyard Dance by Sandra Boynton or Five Little Monkeys Go Shopping by Eileen Christelow.    For school aged kids, there are the math apps  Motion Math and AB Math, language learning apps such as Little Pim Spanish, fun games like the popular Angry Birds Space,  and Puzzle Pop, and other cool apps like Star Walk, Building Titanic and Numberlys. 

Kids under age 14 must have a parent or guardian sign the Table In-House Borrowing Agreement before checking out the iPad.  Thank you to the Friends of the Library and the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation for supporting the purchase of the iPads.

School Nights at the Library

School Nights at the Library
Posted by Barbara Raab on Thu, 04/12/2012 - 3:07pm

We have been proud to host 5 School Nights at the library this spring.  Over 500 people have attended these evening open houses which featured raffle drawings, a scavenger hunt, and guest readers.  Many thanks to the school principals, teachers, librarians, and reading specialists for making the evenings such a success.  

 View photos from School Nights:

Boutwell Early Childhood Center

Wildwood Early Childhood Center

Woburn Street School

West Intermediate School

North Intermediate School

Winter Issue of Star Mag Available

Winter Issue of Star Mag Available
Posted by Barbara Raab on Wed, 02/08/2012 - 2:59pm

The latest issue of Star Mag is ready!  It contains artwork, puzzles, movie and book reviews, and stories all created by kids, ages 8 and up.    Click here  to read the winter issue of Star Mag.  Printed copies are available in the Children's Room. 

 We will be working on the spring issue at our next meeting on March 7 at 3:30 pm.   All kids ages 8 and up are invited to come help.  There will be laptops, markers, crayons, and other materials to inspire creativity.  Kids unable to attend the meetings can drop off original artwork, stories, poems, book recommendations or other contributions  in the Children’s Room, or email to braab@mvlc.org.

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