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On your mark, get set, READ! - 2016

We kicked off our 2016 summer reading program on June 4th by racing boats we made using pool noodles! Each participant received a folder that included a reading log, calendar of events, and special event info. For the second consecutive year we encouraged adults to register as well as children of all ages.

We held story times at Jumping Branch Elementary, Pipestem Nature Center, Hedrick House and Greenbrier Terrace Apartments, and in the Library. We also had several special events like Reading with Willie the Pony, Fort Night, Teen Netflix Night and Adult Coloring. Six weeks later we had a final celebration picnic at the Freight Depot. We challenged the attendees to a Water Balloon Battle: Kids vs. Adults!

A total of 63 students and 10 adults registered. All together they read over 500 books! (This is based on the 21 reading logs that we received.)

Every Hero has a Story - 2015

- 64 children and 28 adults registered for the Library's Summer Reading Program

- Together they read over 900 books!

- 5 teens volunteered over 50 hours

- 26 Story Times were held at Jumping Branch Elementary, Hinton Area Elementary, Pipestem State Park, Bellepoint Park, Hedrick House Apartments, Greenbrier Terrace Apartments, and in the Library.

- The Library hosted 4 Special Events, including Superhero Training Camp, Pop Art with Michael Albert, Superheroes Eat Foods and a visit from Batman.

- Total attendance for Library programs were 168 kids and 61 adults

- At the end of the program, Batman came to visit all of our Super-readers!

Fizz, Boom, Read! 2014

- 50 children registered for the Library's Summer Reading Program

- 38 of those children met their reading goal!

- Together they read over 600 books

- 8 teens volunteered over 100 hours

- A total of 38 Story Times were held at Jumping Branch Elementary, Pipestem Nature Center, Bellepoint Park, Hedrick House Apartments, Greenbrier Terrace Apartments and the Library - 170 kids visited the Bookmobile at these locations!

- We ended the program with a BOOM at the Waterslide party!

Dig Into Reading Summer 2013

70 children signed up to read 996 books.

The library held 29 Story Times attended by 133 people.

51 children reached their reading goal and were invited to the Waterslide Party for tons of sliding,

swimming, and pizza eating. 

 

Summer Reading Program

2012

 

Dream Big,

Read!

 

What a fantastic summer! Well, fantastic if you don’t count that Derecho(or De Wrecko as Myra calls it because it wrecked so much). And while it was stark and dormy for our Waterslide Party, the library had a wonderfully successful Summer Reading Program this year.

 

 

We had 52 children sign up to read 1,029 books. While we’re not sure how many more were read, we do know that there were 35 kids who met their reading goal for a Grand Total of 726 books this summer. Amazing!

 

 

Not only did we have a huge number of readers and books read but we also got to go out and about in our new bookmobile. Look for more info on community stops soon, as we expect to get her out on the road soon after the beginning of the school year. We would like to thank all our participants, parents, community supporters and volunteers. This year we had 11 teen volunteers who, all together, worked over 136 hours. We would also like to thank the
folks at Jumping Branch Elementary and the Board of Education, Greenbrier Terrace, Hedrick House, Pipestem State Park & its Nature Center, and the Park Service Visitors Center in Sandstone for allowing us to park our bookmobile for story times. We'll see ya next year!

 





2011
One World, Many Stories

Opening Program June 11 at 11 in Bellepoint Park
Water Balloon Games and Water Safety Program




 

 

 

Over the course of the 6 week Summer Reading Program, June 11th - July 23rd, 71 children registered in the program. 

 

Together, they read approximately 1316 books.

Our out and about story-times were held at Pipestem State Park, Hilldale Ruritan Community Center, Sandstone Visitors Center, and the library.

150 children attended one of the 24 story-hours

At the end of the program, we gathered at the Waterslide for a celebration of our successful and fun summer.

54 of the SRP participants achieved their reading goal and joined us for tons of sliding and eating of pizza.

8 Teen Volunteers worked all together over 100 hours to make the program a success.

 

Thank you

 to everyone who made the Summer Reading Program possible...

HAF

and all of our Teen Volunteers who contributed many hours of time to lend us a hand throughout the summer.

 

Summer Reading Program coordinators: Nicholas Bennett, Lars Swanson & Deya Terrafranca.

2010:

Summer Reading Program - Make a Splash-READ!

Over the course of the 6 week Summer Reading Program, June 12th - July 24th 39 children registered in the program.  All of those that entered completed at least 1 game sheet, and 18 completed up to 6!

Together, they read approximately 450 books, completed over 65 game sheets, learned lots of cool facts about water safety and conservation, made water related crafts, had boat races, attended various programs about water, and splashed their way through the summer while learning to use the Library's many handy resources.

We held story-times in the Library, at Pipestem State Park and Hilldale Community Park!

At the end of the program, we gathered at the Waterslide for a celebration of our successful and fun summer.

 

Congratulations to Jon Andrews and Carolina Meadows for winning the bikes; Haley Deeds and Sara Painter for winning the scooters!

And to Nicholas Willey for winning tickets to the 2010 WV State Fair!

Thank you

 to everyone who made the Summer Reading Program possible...

John McCain &

all who contributed to his Summer Reading Program Fund;

HAF

Garry Wheeler

Sherriff Ed Dolphin

and all of our Teen Volunteers who contributed many hours of time to lend us a hand throughout the summer.

Destiny Moore, Mary Trent, Adreana Willey, Katie Williams, Jarred Shaffer, Jonathon Rodriguez, Kobie Sandridge

Summer Reading Program coordinators: Krissi Meadows, Alex Fotopoulos & Deya Terrafranca.

 

 

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2009:

Summer Reading Program - Be Creative at the Library!

Between June 8th and July 17th, twenty-eight children (pre-K - 5th) had a rip snortin' good time while participating in the Library's 2009 'Be Creative' Summer Reading Program.

Together, they read approximately 600 books, preformed puppet shows, learned about famous artists, created their own “masterpieces”, learned to use various resources that the Library offers, and expressed their individuality!

We held story-times in the Library, at Pipestem State Park and Hilldale Community Park!

At the end of the program, we gathered at the Waterslide for a celebration of our successful and fun summer.

 

Congratulations to Haley Deeds and Jesse Stover for winning the bikes!

And to Dakota Livesay for winning tickets to the 2009 WV State Fair!

                                     

2008:

Summer Reading Program - Catch the Reading Bug!

  • We had story hours at the Library, Pipestem State Park and the Talcott Ruritan Club

12 students donated their time

                                                       

 2007:

Summer Reading Program - Get A Clue @ the Library

  • Students read books, got clues, went on scavenger hunts, got puzzle pieces, and solved puzzles to get prizes!
  • Between June 11 and July 20:
    • 29 children read 1, 287 books

    • 107 people attended our 18 story hours

    • 11 volunteers worked over 100 hours

    • We created more than 50 scavenger hunts

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Story Hour

  • There were crafts, games, reading, and more at Pipestem State Park, Talcott Ruritan Club, and Bellepoint Park.

2006:

Summer Reading Program - Surf's Up at the Library!

  • The Summer Reading Program took place from June 12 to July 14.
  • Children read books to win: collectibles, toys, games, pool passes, free pizza, ice cream, and much, much more!

"Surf's Up at the Library" this summer around Summers County!

  • Story hours located at Pipestem State Park, Talcott Ruritan Club, and Bellepoint Park.

 2005:

Summer Reading Program

  • The Summer Reading Program took place from June 13 to July 8.

Story Hour "Out & About"

  • Located at Pipestem State Park, Talcott Ruritan Club, and Bellepoint Park

2004:

Summers County Public Library Water festival Art Show at the Library
Summers County Public Library Friends of the Library Independence Day Picnic
Summers County Public Library Picnic goers
Summers County Public Library Jennifer Thompson won a bike for her summer reading efforts
Summers County Public Library Library volunteers and summer readers prepare to march in the Water Festival Parade
Summers County Public Library RPM book discussion group
Summers County Public Library RPM hayride
Summers County Public Library Heat pump to the roof! First step in the Library's renovation plan
Summers County Public Library Summer readers at Talcott
Summers County Public Library Summer readers at Pipestem
Summers County Public Library Winners of the 2004 Golf Tournament (raised almost $2000 to benefit the library)
Summers County Public Library Summer volunteers get down to work?
   
This page was last updated on August 22, 2016.