Friday, August 20, 2010

A Great Big THANK YOU...

On Thursday, August 19th, Starke County Environmental Management donated a chair - made out of recycled plastic bottles - to the North Judson-Wayne Township Library. We're sure it will be quite a conversation piece and highly desired by the children who visit. 

They also left us a recycle container for plastic bottles. Just think, if you bring in your plastic bottles to recycle you will be giving a "hand" to everyone.


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Make a Splash at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library: READ

And make a splash they  did.  From June 28th through August 6th a total of twenty-five children took part in the six week Summer Reading program at the North Judson-Wayne Township Library.

But they didn’t spend all their time reading.   Every Wednesday they gathered to Be Creative by making crafts (ie:  a beach in a bottle, a rainstick, decorating ducks) or playing games (Make a Splash Bingo, Where’s the Duck?) and listening to stories read by Mrs. Bonnie Halascsak.  Needless to say, everyone had a good time.  By the time the program ended on August 6th, twelve of the participants had spent at least ten hours reading or being read to over the six week period. 

On August 7th we gathered by the ramp of the Civic Center to see who would win bragging rights for winning 1st North Judson-Wayne Township Duck Race, using the ducks they decorated the Wednesday before.  After the race everyone went to the library basement where certificates and prizes were passed out; a lunch of hotdogs, nachos, and s’mores was served; and the film “Kermit’s Swamp Years” was enjoyed.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wednesday Be Creative Meetings End

Today was the last of our Wednesday Be Creative meetings for the Summer Reading program. We were hoping to have some duck races but because of the weather decided not to do any outside activities. Hope for good weather Saturday so we can have the races before we pass out certificates and prizes.