It’s summer. And for those of you too young to have summer jobs, I know this time of year can be tricky. You want something constructive and fun to do. Now, I am fully aware that the library may not be your main choice. For some who love reading and books, it is (and you guys better come this summer!). What a lot of you don’t know is how much the library has to offer.
Ok, now that I've put that refrain in your head...that brings us to my favorite season. Ah, the joys of summer...baseball, camping, road trips, sipping lemonade and reading library books on lazy, sunny days. Nothing really beats summer for relaxing.
In thinking about my favorite summer things, I remembered the fun as a kid of squeezing lemons and mixing them with sugar and water and pouring it all over ice. It took a lot of lemons to make that crisp, refreshing drink, but it was worth it.
Parents Should Encourage Children to Read Over Summer Break
Parents should be involved in all aspects of their children’s education. Studies have shown (and are very obvious to teachers) that active involvement from the parents will result in higher achieving students. Parents can demonstrate and promote reading at home over the summer. Books of interest can entice children to want to read. The more children read the better readers they become. The library can be the best resource for finding interesting summer reading. Parents encouraging summer
Summertime is upon us once again, and everyone at Grandview is busy promoting the Summer Reading Program. Our "One World, Many Stories" signup booth is a pagoda, complete with dragons and oriental decorations. Our resident artist, Jessica, has completely dazzled everyone with her signup booth design again this year. Participation in the reading program is going well, and it is always our goal at Grandview to grow the Summer Reading Program bigger than the year before.
There are fun activities to go with the reading program at the Dearborn Branch this summer. Representatives of the Kansas City Zoo were here June 21st, and presented a program about the animals of the Amazon. They read a story, and also had a jaguar pelt for the children to look at and feel.
Independence Day is past, summer has begun its downward spiral to August, and alas, the dreaded time known as Back to School. That time that seemed an impossibly long way away back when school let out in May is coming, and it will be here before you know it.
It is officially summer. As usual for Missouri, we got a taste of summer heat and humidity a few weeks early this year. Even knowing that our hottest days are yet to come, you won't hear me complain. I am the same person who wrote a blog about hating winter.
Summer Reading Program (SRP) has been a blast at Blue Springs North! Turpentine Creek’s Big Cats came to see us, and everyone got a chance to view and interact with these amazing animals. Mr. Stinky Feet paid us a visit, singing songs and entertaining kids of all ages. We celebrated the last Harry Potter movie with magical creatures, wands, and a costume contest featuring our own Harry Potter, Professor McGonigal, and Hermione. Firefighter Brian and his friends from the Blue Springs Fire Department taught the kids fire safety and brought their shiny red truck to explore.
Yippee! Pack away the heavy sweaters and boots, and dust off your flip flops, summer is just around the corner. What is your favorite summer activity? Swimming, picnicking, looking for hidden treasures at the outdoor flea markets, or fresh produce at the City Market? Here are a few popular ways to pass those good ole summer days.