Friday, May 12, 2017

Read by Design: Children's and Teens' Summer Reading Programs

Reading By Design
Summer Reading Programs for children and teens
June 1—July 19

The children's summer reading program has reached its conclusion, and winners of drawing will be announced soon (along with the final tally of pages read and programs attended.) 

Drawing winners were:

Classic legos:  Cole
Travel Spirograph set: Mae
Stuffed elephant:  Henrik
American Girl knitters:  Delia
Lego Chain Reaction kit:  Alexander
Lego Duplex Rocket:  Jude 
The “Reading by Design” teen summer reading program has reached its conclusion, and teen drawing winners will also be announced soon! This summer, teen readers have completed 132 challenges. They have read for hours, listened to audio books, attended library events. They have volunteered in their community, volunteered at the library, written letters to family members, read numerous books, written poetry, read books that became movies, and more. Congratulations, summer readers! 

Teen drawing winners were:

Punch cards:  Bailey
Library events:  Carl 
The following poems were submitted by teen summer readers:
“Love” by Bailey
Sweet as a mother doe,
pretty as a red bow,
bright as the low
sunset, you are.
“Why” by Bailey
Why run when you can walk?
Why shout when you can talk?
Why fight when you can lock
your hate away?
“Nature” by Carl
The trees
The bees
The leaves
I like them all
but no wasps,
“Life” by Bailey
The hunter becomes the hunted
and the betrayer becomes the betrayed.
Well the giver becomes the given
and the lover becomes the loved.
“Liar Liar” by Bailey
Lies run by you
like flies flying by.
Lies fly by you
like dyes color hair.
Unnamed by Bailey
As delicate as a spring flower
as beautiful as the twilight hour
our families are.
Unnamed by Carl
The sky is a light shade of pink blues.
The trees are green and full of life.
Small flowers, yellow and white,
spread across the ground.
The moon clearly visible and shining bright.
Nature is truly beautiful.
Friend by Bailey
You are like fire,
you can put up a fight,
you have bright ideas for disaster,
but you are my light in the dark,
and my warmth in the cold.
Unnamed by Bailey
A bird flies on top of the tree
by our house. It’s small and
blue. The bird makes a
beautiful sound when it sings.

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