“Libraries Rock” Summer Reading Program draws to a close

From the Thornton Public Library


We had a great time this Summer Reading Program and wish it could last a little longer! We served 112 children from Jun 7 – Jun 28, 2018. We averaged 7 children Pre-K -3rd Grade each day and 7 4th – 8th Grade. We had 20 children from Thornton join the children from the Meservey Library for our “Macaroni Soup” debut at the Thornton Library on June 7th. We sang songs about Sticky Bubblegum and Stinky Cake, danced and sang a lot. What fun! Nice to have such a great group! Part of the Summer Reading Program investigated the Sounds of Nature for our Pre-K – 3rd grade group. We made Rainsticks, read stories and played the game “Stalking Prey” the first day. We talked about Birds, their environment, the sounds they make, read some books about animal sounds and made bird callers out of craft sticks, rubber bands and paper to finish up our first week. The children took home “Bird Sleuth Explorer’s Guidebook” to continuing investigating birds and their habitat at home with their families and a Mixed-Up Animal Booklet to color at home. The children also took home an elephant noisemaker and Bedtime Math Summer of Number about “How to Sing to a Whale.”