Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Summer Reading Program Wrap-Up

The Summer Reading Program was a huge success at the San Marino Public Library. The number of books read by the children registered for the "Super Readers Super Heroes" program reached an all time high of 5330. The YA program also had an excellent turn out with teens participating in the "Unleash Your Power, Read" program reading over 1025 books. The San Marino Public Library would like to congratulate all of the 181 children who read 20 books during the summer and completed the youth program. Those children who finished the program received a reading completion award, a magnetic pen and board set, a bookmark from Shakey's pizza, which entitles them to a free individual size pizza and a gift certificate from San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe.

The annual summer program concluded with a magic show performed by magician Dave the Magician, a.k.a. Super Powerful Ultra Dave (S.P.U.D).

All those in attendance were treated to an ice cream extravaganza where the children were able to build their own superhero sundaes. The winners of various contests held throughout the summer were also announced.

The staff at the San Marino Public Library would like to thank all the children and teens who participated in the San Marino Public Library Summer Reading Program. We would also like to thank all the student workers and the "Ticktockers" from the National Charity League who donated a countless number of volunteer hours. We would also like to thank the various businesses and organizations that donated incentives to both the children's and teen program. Last, but definitely not least, we would especially like to thank the Friends of the San Marino Public Library. Their hard work and dedication makes it possible to continue the Summer Reading Program every year.

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