Utica Public Library Summer Reading Program 2009

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  • 1. Utica Public LibrarySummer Reading Program 2009
    Themes
    Children: “Be Creative @ Your Library”
    Teens: “Express Yourself @ Your Library”
    Sponsored by
    M&T Bank / Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund at the Community Foundation
  • 2. Which books did you like most that you read this summer?
    “Chapter books because I get smarter and smarter.”
    Giovanni, age 7
  • 3. Sylvia Markson & the Magic Trunk – BeeBeethe Clown’s Clown Skills Work(& Play!)shop – Prismatic Magic Laser Show: American Pride – A-rhythm-etic! – Assorted Story Times – Video Games @ the Library – Animal Charades with the Utica Zoo – Books that Sing with Nan Hoffman – Leon Etienne, Magician – Be Creative Book Club & Crafts – Musical Tales – Board Games Club – Family Story Time with Cynthia Hommey – Just Imagine! with Storyteller Robin Bady – Pajama Story Time – SpongeBob Fun Craft - Doug Rougeux’s BubbleMania! – Get Creative! with Mother Goose (Joanne Yacovella) – Cookie Tasting – “Me, the Superhero!” Art Workshop with Mary Beth Dolan – “Fun and Funky Jewelry” Workshop with Mary Beth Dolan – Manga Art Workshop with Jim Parker – Bing0 – Howe Caverns Field Trip – Super Smash Bros. Brawl Qualifier Round & Tournament – Summer Reading Program Sidewalk Celebration!
  • 4. Ventriloquist Sylvia Markson & the Magic Trunk
    June 25, 2009
  • 5. An audience created drawing comes to life.
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  • 9. Do you like to read? Why or why not?
    “Yes, I like to learn English words.”
    Why is reading important as part of becoming a good student in school?
    “It helps me speak better.”
    Zain, age 8
  • 10. BeeBee the Clown’s Clown Skills Work(and Play!)shop
    July 1, 2009
  • 11. Learning ventriloquism.
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  • 13. Juggling skills.
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  • 15. Prismatic Magic Laser Show: American Pride
    July 6, 2009
  • 16. What was your favorite program? Why?
    “The light show! It was exciting and the music was great!”
    Habeeb, age 8
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  • 18. A-rhythm-etic!
    July 8 & July 22, 2009
  • 19. Do you like reading? Why or why not?
    “Yes. It is good exercise for your brain.
    Kate, age 10
  • 20. Video Games @ the Library
    July 9, July 23, & August 6, 2009
  • 21. Game on!
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  • 26. Pre-Assessment Question:Do you like to read? Why or why not?
    “No, I hate books.”
    Post-Assessment Questions:Did you enjoy the Summer Reading Program offered at the library?
    “Yes, a lot.”
    What books have you read this summer?
    “The Music Teacher from the Black Lagoon, a book about The Declaration of Independence”
    Will you visit the library throughout the school year?
    “Yes! Every day!”
    Jathniel, age 7
  • 27. Animal Charades with the Utica Zoo
    July 10, 2009
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  • 29. Leon Etienne, Magician
    July 13, 2009
  • 30. What was your favorite program? Why?
    “The magic show, because I LOVE MAGIC!”
    David, age 7
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  • 32. What was your favorite program? Why?
    “Leon Etienne.
    I like magic. I could do those tricks if I had a wand. I know all the spells from Harry Potter.”
    Yupha, age 9
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  • 34. Be Creative / Express Yourself Book Club & Craft – “Frame Your Reading”
    July 14, 2009
  • 35. Project:
    To draw & color a picture based on a book you’ve read this summer, then design a picture frame for it.
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  • 38. Junie B. Jones
    The Greedy Cat
  • 39. Harry Potter & The Sorcerer's Stone
    Eclipse
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  • 41. Why is reading an important part of becoming a good student at school?
    “Reading helps you with everything.”
    Armerae, age 6
  • 42. Board Game Club
    July 16 & July 30, 2009
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  • 45. Do you like to read? Why or why not?
    “Of course.
    It is like TV in your head.”
    Tyler, age 8
  • 46. Just Imagine! Dragons, Witches, Talking Animals, & People Like Us – Storytelling with Robin Bady
    July 21, 2009
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  • 48. Sponge Bob Fun
    July 21, 2009
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  • 50. Bubblemania! with Doug Rougeux
    July 27, 2009
  • 51. What was your favorite program? Why?
    “Bubblemania. It was so funny and
    I had lots of fun!
    Nabeel, age 6
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  • 55. Why is reading an important part of becoming a good student in school?
    “It helps me with my other subjects in school.”
    Do you like to read? Why or why not?
    “Yes. I love books! They help me learn.”
    How does the library help you become a better reader?
    “It has lots of great books, games and computers.”
    Royal, age 10
  • 56. Get Creative with Mother Goose (Joanne Yacovella)
    July 28, 2009
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  • 58. “I’m a little teapot...”
    Adults enjoy being teapots too!
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  • 61. Do you like to read? Why or why not?
    “Yes, there’s lots of interesting stuff in books.”
    How does the library assist you in becoming a better reader?
    “I get to pick out books with my card.”
    Franchescha, age 8
  • 62. Me, the Superhero Art Workshop with Mary Beth Dolan
    August 3, 2009
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  • 65. Fun and Funky Jewelry Workshop with Mary Beth Dolan
    August 3, 2009
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  • 68. Do you read at home?
    “Every day.”
    Adrianna, age 8
  • 69. Be Creative / Express Yourself Book Club & Craft – “Make Your Own Comic Strip”
    August 4, 2009
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  • 71. Teens may like video games….
    Comic drawn as part of the Be Creative Book Club & Craft program.
  • 72. but they still love books!
  • 73. Will you participate in the Summer Reading Program next year?
    “YES!”
    Issa, age 11
  • 74. Summer Sidewalk Celebration!
    August 5, 2009
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  • 79. Why is reading an important part of becoming a good student at school?
    “To be smarter when you grow older.”
    Amanda, age 9
    “You might skip a grade!”
    Diego, age 8
    “You can go to college.”
    Sakacia, age 9
  • 80. Manga Drawing Workshop with Jim Parker
    August 10, 2009
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  • 85. Did you enjoy the Summer Reading Program offered at the library?
    “Yes, very much. It was so much fun!”
    Antonio, age 6
  • 86. Howe Caverns Field Trip
    August 18, 2009
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  • 91. Gem Stone Mining
  • 92. …still mining…
  • 93. …still mining!
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  • 97. Super Smash Bros. Brawl Tournament
    August 19 & 20, 2009
  • 98. The competition was fierce…
  • 99. …but four emerged from the fray to battle for the title of Brawl Champion!
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  • 101. First Place
    Second Place
    Third Place
    Fourth Place
  • 102. “I wanted to take a couple minutes to say “thank you” for all that the Library offers my daughter…for all you do for Lauren whenever she comes to the library. The staff at the Children’s Room is wonderful!!
    We are frequent visitors to the Children’s Room for programs. She enjoyed participating in the Summer Reading Program. All of the activities you had during the summer were great.
    Thanks again for a great library with wonderful staff and programs.”
    Anne, mother of Lauren, age 5
  • 103. Is reading an important part of becoming a good student in school?
    “Of course it is, you learn lots of
    different things.”
    Did you enjoy the Summer Reading Program offered at the library?
    “I loved it!”
    David, age 7
  • 104. Utica Public LibrarySummer Reading Program 2009
    • Total minutes read:
    • 105. Increase in minutes from 2008:
    • 106. Programs & events:
    • 107. Total program attendees:
    • 108. Visitors to the children’s room:
    139,013
    26,333
    45
    1787
    9348
  • 109. An amazing summer:
    PRICELESS
  • 110. Thank you for your generosity and support!
    Without the M&T Bank / Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund at The Community Foundation, none of this would have been possible!