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The 411: Youth


Summer Reading Program a hit at Wilson County library


Summer Reading Program a hit at  Wilson County library
One of the Sam Fore Jr. Wilson County Public Library Summer Reading Program winners, Brandon Ibarra, was sure to get his picture taken before he took his bike for its initial spin.


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The whole point of a summer reading program at a library is to keep kids reading during their summer break from school. That’s the service that libraries provide to their communities. Libraries hold programs to keep the kids excited about reading and to show kids that it is fun to read.

When they come to a program at the library, they are read to and at most programs they also do a craft to help with motor skills. In this kind of setting the kids learn without knowing they are learning. This year at the library, Mrs. Sheri tried some new programs and she was pleasantly surprised at the attendance. This year we had more than 700 adults and kids sign up for the summer reading program. The number of kids participating in the daily programs this year was up and averaged about 45 kids per program. At one of the programs (Bubbleology), Mrs. Sheri had a surprising 98 kids.

We want to thank the parents and kids for starting their summer with us at the library. We would also like to thank the Wilson County News for printing stories about the Summer Reading Program and printing out our schedule to keep everyone up- to-date with all the programs at the library. We would also like to put out a big thank you to all the sponsors that supplied the prizes for the adults, teens, and kids this year. We had a wide variety of items to offer, including a Kindle for the adults and teens, along with five different-sized bikes for the kids. A big thank you also goes out to The Friends of the Library for putting up the funds to be able to put on the program. The American Legion Hall was also very generous in letting us use the hall with our presenters that came this year.

Other donations came from: Bill Miller, Cheesy Jane’s, Chick-fil-A, Delilah’s Bistro and Americus Cupcakes, Enchanted Springs Ranch, Floresville City Pool, H-E-B, IMAX Theatre Rivercenter, Laser Quest, Matas Café, San Antonio Missions, Olivia’s Mexican Restaurant, Randolph-Brooks Federal Credit Union, Ringling Brothers Circus, Rockin R River Rides, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio Spurs, San Antonio Zoo, Schlitterbahn, Splashtown of San Antonio, Texas State Aquarium, The Magik Theatre, Whataburger, Wonderworld Park, and ZDT’s Amusement Center.

One last thank you goes out to all the volunteers that came to help Mrs. Sheri with all the programs and kids this year. Mrs. Sheri thanks you from the bottom of her heart. We are already looking toward next year and you can help by going to our website and take a poll on what you liked about this year’s programs and what you would like to see at next year’s Summer Reading Program.
 

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