Citizens For A Better Norwood

Monday, August 25, 2008

550 kids participated in Norwood Library's summer Readquest

The Norwood Branch Library was definitely a fun place for our young people to be this summer. Children‘s Librarian Judy Adams told us, “From May 31 through July 31, we had 375 kids and 175 teens participate in Readquest, our summer reading program, plus we also offered a variety of programs for both age groups, including a puppet show, a juggling show, and a live animal show. Total attendance at our summer programs was 737 kids and teens!”

Children received various rewards for completing levels of Readquest. For instance, for every 5 books or 2 ½ hours of reading, they were given little toy prizes. Each child who completed the 4th level, 20 books or 10 hours of reading, got to select a free book. Additionally, every time a child completes a level of reading, his or her name is put in for one of the two grand prizes awarded at the end of the program. This year, Jeslyn N. won the MP3 player, the grand prize for the category of kids entering the 6th grade and up this fall; and Sophie K. won the bicycle, the grand prize for the category of kids entering the 5th grade or lower this fall. Congratulations to Jeslyn and Sophie for being the grand prize winners, and kudos to Judy Adams for making summer reading so much fun for the kids!