Students going for the gold at Little Mountain
The Little Mountain Elementary Summer Reading Challenge of 2012 has gotten off to a gold medal start that fits right in with the summer’s theme of “Go For The Gold”. The program, which runs from 10 a.m. until noon each Tuesday of the summer (through Aug. 14) has seen a major jump in participation during its fourth year of existence. An average of 60 kids have been showing up each week to take part in fun activities, hang out with friends, and most importantly – check out books.
“We just want to get the kids’ books in their hands,” said Jeanne Dunn, program director.
Dunn said the program has grown each week as the kids come for a certain theme they are attracted to (this week was baseball) and have so much fun that they continue to come back every week.
“They are begging for more [books],” said Dunn.
If kids read 15 books or for 15 hours and log it onto a log sheet they are given at the media center they are able to attend a Root Beer Float party at the beginning of the upcoming school year.
The remaining themes for the Summer Reading Program are: July 17 – Human Body: How Does Your Voice Work?; July 24 – Intro to Olympics; July 31 – Olympics; Aug. 7 – Mississippi River; Aug. 14 – At the lake.