Summer reading program concludes with pool party

By Gregory A. Scibelli - Staff Writer
Windsor - posted Thu., Aug. 25, 2011
 Abby Hastings, 7, enjoys the pool with her mother, Mary Hastings. Abby read more than 900 minutes this summer to qualify for the Summer Reading pool party. Photos by Gregory A. Scibelli
Abby Hastings, 7, enjoys the pool with her mother, Mary Hastings. Abby read more than 900 minutes this summer to qualify for the Summer Reading pool party. Photos by Gregory A. Scibelli

The Windsor Public Library put the finishing splashes on its summer reading program following a swimming party at Goslee Pool on Aug. 20, rewarding local children who had read for more than 600 minutes each this summer.

Children’s librarian Deborah Roe said the finale event was attended by more than 40 local children, and even more had qualified to attend the pool party.

Abby, 7, said she read for more than 900 minutes during the summer, and enjoys reading chapter books and any book about dogs. She said she likes reading in the summer to keep herself occupied.

“It’s a great thing to keep me busy in the summer,” she said. “I like to read more than one book at a time.”

Her mother, Mary Hastings, attended the pool party with Abby and was happy to see the library promoting reading for children.

“I think it is great so many of these children are out there reading on their own,” said Hastings. “They also learn about data entry in going on the computer and logging their minutes. Abby also [logged] her little brother’s minutes.”

In addition to the pool party, an ice cream party was held Aug. 12 for younger children who participated in the summer reading program.  More than 30 children attended that event.


Comments

Reading with pool party?

Reading with pool party? Never heard like this before and I'm sure a lot of kids will attend the reading program. I recently closed my pool with pool covers and my kids are craving to swim... I would suggest to practice their reading comprehension skills first.

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