This past month I have been frantically planning EVERYTHING! Reading logs, decorations, flyers, school visits, sponsors, programs, press releases and more.
I am so excited that we are offering four programs this year!
Each year we have run a kids' program. This year we are using the Dig Into Reading theme! I mixed things up by adding another week, but more importantly I moved up the program so it starts in June rather than mid-July. I'm hopeful that this will increase numbers and early results indicate that we have over 70 kids registered in the first TWO DAYS!!! Last year we had 151 total.
|You know you live in Wisconsin when the two year olds know that this is a badger!|
Recycled brown packing paper!
|Raffle tickets go here please! |
I've been saving brown paper for months.
|The loft is looking tropical (at least we can dream of warm sunny days under there!)|
More brown paper for the vines.
|Curling Ribbon makes everything prettier (and some more brown paper).|
Last year we added the Rubber Ducky Club (thank you Marge Loch-Wouters!). We had about 20 participants, but 20 littles getting early literacy exposure is better than none, so we are running it again.
I added a Tween2Teen Program with no gimmicky theme (although one kid thought it was for sex education. . . yeah probably not going there this summer!) Kids read 8 hours, they get a free book & raffle tickets with chances to earn extra raffle tickets by volunteering, reading extra time and filling out a short book review to post in the library. I'm excited about the numbers this early into the registration!
We, and by we I mean Kim, sets up an adult raffle in which adults can fill out a ticket with the name of the book they read for prizes.
|(Oh, yeah. . more brown paper vines)|
Everything is set up and ready to go, our first program is this afternoon!