Get Excited about Reading at Orchard's Summer Library!

Posted by Corey Burdick on 6/19/2019 12:15:00 AM

This summer, while trips to the beach, cookouts, and hiking opportunities abound, it's also a fantastic time to discover a new author or book series. Orchard School made that easy, once again this year by offering Summer Library every Wednesday from 9-noon. The program ran June 19 through August 14. Orchard's PTO has been sponsoring Summer Library for over 20 years and more than 500 books are typically circulated each summer!
 
Former Orchard parent Janette Hasenecz signed on for another season of overseeing the Summer Library program. This summer's theme was "Books are Sweet Treats." Every student who came to Summer Library received a special prize that had a sweet treat connection; from banana pens to plastic pineapples filled with bubble liquid to rubber duckies dressed like cupcakes. Every week held a different surprise. 

According to Library Media and Technology Specialist Donna Sullivan-Macdonald, "While at Summer Library, students may play a game of checkers, build with LEGOS, or any number of creative activities. Miss Janette will be changing activities weekly!"

In addition to Summer Library, Orchard has their version of a "Little Free Library" located in the school lobby where students can give and take donated books. With this Little Free Library, books will be available any time the school is open, typically between 8 AM and 6 PM, Monday through Friday. Sullivan-Macdonald wrote, "Please feel free to clean out your bookshelves for donations, as well as stop by to pick up a couple of "new to you" books over the summer."
 
There's only one week remaining of summer library. Happy reading!

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