Spring Break Fun Day was April 2nd at the library. Children arrived in sunshine and left in a snow squall. I guess that’s Spring in Michigan for you.
No child left with a carpet burned nose so we considered the day a great success.
Summer Reading Program this year has the theme of Ready, Set, READ! The State decides the themes every year and individual libraries are given ideas of what to do then for their summer program but every library is free to do as they choose.
We are still in the process of putting together our SRP (it is a LOT of work) but we feel that it is coming together rather well and the kids will be all ready to read their books in our very sports themed SRP this year. It helps a lot that the Olympics are this summer (August, after SRP) and we feel this summer will be one filled with high energy.
Adults, watch for an outstanding Summer Reading Program for all of you this year!
Back to Spring Break Fun Day.
The kids colored various sport themed balls to hang from the ceiling. Every year we have a different theme to have hanging from the ceiling. The kids had a fun time putting their signature style into the art work. They also made and signed a football player that will be placed on a football field of reading this upcoming summer. They also made a sports themed mobile to hang up in their home.
All those oatmeal containers we were asking for? They made a ping pong basketball type game for the kids to bring home that ended up being a HUGE hit. Those ping pongs were a huge success!
Games were played as well. Have you ever watched a group full of kids roll an egg with their nose? That was a hilarious game to watch! And no one got carpet burn on their nose. We consider that a total success!
Another game the kids played was carrying an egg on a spoon around a bucket and back to their team.
The teams were evenly matched and each won one of the games.
We read the Manning book Family Huddle
We ended the Spring Break Fun Day with pizza bought by the Friends of the Library. It was a packed full day but one that was a whole lot of fun as well.
We are looking forward to Summer when we can say Ready, Set, READ! with this group of kids. Hopefully the weather will actually be like summer weather should and not like this snowy weather we are getting in Spring.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this Spring Break Fun Day a success and thank you to all who donated their time and empty containers. You all helped make this day extra fun for a lot of kids!