From Waldport Library
The Waldport Public Library’s Summer Reading Program was a community success this summer with its highest number of participants ever. Not only did the programs bring in enough families to overflow the children’s area of the library, but more students reached or went beyond their reading goals than in any year past.
Factors leading to this year’s success include large amounts of new give-away books for kids. This was made possible through a generous gift from Pioneer Telephone. Also, Subway of Waldport kept on with their annual tradition of rewarding readers who met their goals with a kids’ meal certificate. The Lincoln County Library District, Oregon State Library Ready-to-Read Grant, Oregon Library Association, Oregon College Savings, and the Friends of Waldport Library also continued their support of the Summer Reading Program.
Another factor for this year’s success was the science theme of “Fizz, Boom, Read.” New performers and returning performers made things lively with tropical birds, reptiles, and scientists bringing information and experiments to the libraries in Lincoln County. The Waldport Library through their Story Times followed up with science themes throughout the summer for infants on up; including a well- attended Science Fair in July.
“Probably the most important factor in this year’s success is the kids and families themselves,” says Sharon McCrum, Family Outreach Coordinator for the Waldport Library. “This year kids and families took time setting their goals; and most of the participants surpassed their goals. We are really proud of the effort that was put into reading for this year’s summer program.”