Our first Summer Reading Prize, a $15 Walmart gift card, went to 7 year old Raelyn Snell. She read and did book reports on 48 books. Her brother, Robert, came in second place with 25 books. Congratulations Raelyn!!! She highly recommends, “Chameleon, Chameleon”, by Joy Cowley. Her favorite part was the fact that, “his skin has peaceful colors”. I agree…it’s a beautiful book. We have two more Walmart gift cards to award. The next $15 gift card will be given to the child who reads and does book reports from June 17th to July 14th. That prize will be awarded on “Pirate’s Day”, July 15th. The last $20 gift card will be given to the child who reads and does book reports from July 15th to August 5th. This final prize will be awarded at the “John Storms Reptile Show”, August 5th. Good luck and happy reading!
The Astor Friends group, under the direction of landscaper P.J. Jackson, has been busy working on the landscaping in the front of our building. They have finished the side with the butterfly and hummingbird garden. It looks fantastic! Hummingbirds came to visit right away. Not only did P.J. have help from the Friends group, but the Umatilla Key Club and kids from Pierson helped too. Thank you everyone! P.J. has started a program called Eco Connect. On Thursdays at 3:30 pm children, teens, and adults show up to help weed the garden, learn about plants and the environment, and have snacks. Last week they learned about terracycling. This is when sellable products are made from trash.
A lot of new juvenile fiction has been recently added to Astor Library’s collection just in time for the Summer Reading Program. Come and check out all of the latest hottest children’s books.