What a wonderful surprise and A BIG THANK-YOU to the G.G.C.G. coffee group for their generous donation to HPL! This will help with our Summer Reading Program.
To the Harms’ family: Hooper Public Library is honored and very grateful that you have designated memorial funds from your mother, Stephanie Harms, to our library. It is a very generous gift! We will honor her memory and let you know how the funds are spent.
The children who participated in our Summer Reading Program had a great time learning about elections and voting with stories, games & crafts. This year we had 2 one week sessions, with 2 separate age groups. A total of 47 children attended the program. To help learn about elections the younger group heard stories like OTTO FOR PRESIDENT by Rosemary Wells, DUCK FOR PRESIDENT by Doreen Cronin, MY TEACHER FOR PRESIDENT by Kay Winter & FIRST POOCH by Carole Boston Weatherford. Not all books were about elections though. We also talked about book care and parts of a book. Stories like MANNERS WITH A LIBRARY BOOK by Amanda Doering Tourville & MR. WIGGLE’ S BOOK by Paula M. Craig helped with that. The older group also heard stories such as GRACIE FOR PRESIDENT by Kelly DiPucchio, IF I RAN FOR PRESIDENT by Catherine Stier, and WOODROW FOR PRESIDENT by Peter W. Barnes to name a few. This group was also given Reading Journals on the first day which they used to record notes on what they were reading at home. If they brought their journal each day with an adult’s signature showing they did their reading, they got to choose from the treasure box. They really enjoyed this and were eager to share their notes with the rest of the group.
Some of the crafts the children made included picture frames, bracelets, paper flags, mini stepping stones, painted rocks, & magnets.
We also played games, did bubbles & sidewalk chalk outside, completed word searches, crossword puzzles, a special Washington D.C. map, dot-to-dot pictures, and made “campaign” posters to promote reading. We had a voting booth and ballot box that the children used to vote on a few different issues. On Friday we had movie day and the children were given a special treat.
We had 2 participants from out-of-town that were here visiting relatives. Sara Erickson and Aidan Loock were welcomed by the second group and we enjoyed having them participate.
My helpers this year were Megan DeMuth, Bethany Nelson & Brooklyn Reynolds the first week and Sara Erickson & Anna Liston the second week. These girls did an excellent job & were a tremendous help!
Thank-you to everyone who brought their children to SRP this year! Make coming to the library with your children a weekly or bi-weekly habit. It will help them grow into responsible readers who know how to use the library.
There is still time to sign up and join the FUN at Hooper Public Library’s Summer Reading Program! Our program this year will be held July 9th-13th and July 16th-20th. Children who will be in Preschool – 4th grade in the upcoming school year are welcome to sign up for one or both weeks! Times are 1:00-1:45 for Pre, K, & 1st graders and 2:00-2:45 for 2nd, 3rd and 4th graders. Call 654-3833 if you would like to sign up but will not be able to pick up a registration form before the 9th. We can reserve your child’s spot and have you fill out the form on the first day they attend.
At our program titled, Campaign for Reading: Vote for Books we will be learning and reading about elections & voting, we have several crafts we will be doing and have fun games to play as well. A light snack will also be provided. Children will get to VOTE on several different items and issues during the program using our Voting Booth and Ballot Box.
Hooper Public Library’s Summer Reading Program is made possible through funds acquired from our annual Friends of the Library Bake Sale and generous donations from local groups including Chain of Friends, G.G.C.G. and H.E.L.P.
Please take advantage of this free opportunity for your child to brush up on reading skills, interact with other children their age and have a great time in a safe environment.
We also have a book club for our young patrons age 4th grade and above, The Magic Readers will meet on July 19th at 4:00p.m. Their selection this month is HAMSTER MAGIC by Lynne Jonell. Feel free to join anytime!
During June, July & August we will be open 11:00a.m.-7:00p.m. on Tuesdays.
Be sure to bring the kids in to sign up for our Summer Reading Program!
HAPPY SUMMER ~ RELAX AND READ!!!!
CAMPAIGN FOR READING!
July 9th-13th & July 16th-20th
Hooper Public Library
Summer Reading Program ~ 2012
TIMES: Pre K 1st 1:00-1:45
2nd 3rd 4th 2:00-2:45
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY BAKE SALE this Fri. May 11th 9:00-1:00. Please drop off baked goods Thur. by 7:00p.m. or Fri. by 8:30 a.m. ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT CHILDREN attending HPL’s Summer Reading Program.
*Cash donations also accepted*
Busy days at the library here in Hooper! Last week we had story time which was well attended by young children who enjoyed some spring time stories. This Friday, May 4th we have our monthly Coffee Corner at 9:00 a.m. Be sure to stop by for some friendly conversation and maybe check out a book, magazine or a movie.
On Friday, May 11th Friends of the Hooper Public Library will host a Bake Sale from 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m. Donations of baked goods should be dropped off Thur. May 10th before 7:00p.m. or after 8:30a.m. Friday. Pre-orders can be taken for “HERB’s PIES” so just call the library! Chairing the event will be Jan Blomendahl. Proceeds from the sale will help fund the Summer Reading Program. Watch for details on that coming home from school soon.
Chain of Friends already made a generous donation to our SRP, they are always very supportive of the library and it is very much appreciated!
School will be out for the summer before we know it. Make sure children continue reading to keep their skills sharp! Take books along in the car so there is always something to do when you may be forced to wait in the car or at a practice for a sibling. Reading to your children and then discussing what they got from the story is another great way to test your child’s comprehension.
If you don’t have a library card stop in today! We are here to serve the patrons of this community and the Logan View district. Libraries are the heart of every community. Come and be a part of your library!