The Wellington Public Library would like to thank Library People – Friends of Colorado Libraries (www.librarypeople.org/index.html), a Denver organization that gave a grant to purchase materials to support early literacy. The books we will purchase will focus on early language development, concepts, and cognitive pre-reading skills that prepare children for school success. Topics include vowel sounds, how to measure time, distances and weight, opposites, and shapes. Check out our web page (http://wellington.colibraries.org) or our Facebook page to see a list of these new books.
By Gene Ann Trant
Wellington Public Library
The Wellington Public Library had a very successful summer reading program. This summer we had 600 participants. Readers that read more hours than were needed to receive the first two prizes were entered into drawings for additional prizes. We also had other contests that the readers could enter to win prizes. The preschoolers had a “What do you see?” contest, and the elementary age readers had a “What book was that?” contest.
Contest winners for the different contests were Sophia Beck, Brieara Floyd, Zane Meissnest, Michaela Stikkers, Cody Jordan, Jordyn Brann, Noah Dart, Tanner Smith, Zac Grogan, and Anakin Hessler. They each won a gift card to either Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble or Fort Fun.
The library would like to thank the following merchants and groups that helped the library provide prizes for the summer reading program: Main Street Market, Chocolate Rose, Pizza Palace, Rollerland, Chipper’s Bowling, Fort Fun, Pizza Hut, McDonald’s, Schrader’s Country Store, Fort Collins Foxes, Culver’s Ice Cream, Pump It Up, Fort Collins Park and Recreation Department, Friends of the Wellington Public Library, the town of Wellington Recreation Department, and the Town of Wellington. Because of these sponsors it was possible for the library to offer a wide variety of prizes to our summer reading participants.
We had five programs during the summer. More than 350 children and adults attended and enjoyed these programs. We kicked off the summer with “Fun in a Bubble” with Nancy Winkler. Our next program was Rob Terrell and friends who demonstrated different drumming techniques. In July we had Ann Lincoln who performed magic and juggling. Our last program was professional magician Cody Landstrom who performed his amazing magic tricks for a large crowd of summer readers. Watching him do his tricks was a treat for everyone. We have two preschool story and craft times each month at the library. We do lots of coloring, gluing, and using stickers. The moms, dads and grandparents who bring the kids also have a good time visiting with each other and helping with the craft. In September, the dates for story time are 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13 and Tuesday, Sept. 27.
“A love of books, of holding a book, turning its pages, looking at its pictures, and living its fascinating stories goes hand-in-hand with a love of learning.” — Laura Bush