Letters to the Editor
Thank you for helping with library program
To the Editor:
You have heard "It takes a village to raise a child." Well, I would like to change that to "It takes a community to raise a reader" and thanks to the wonderful community we live in we had a great reading program this summer.
We had the schools who encouraged: Class visit, field trips, promotional displays at the schools, and Mrs. Gaines who let her African albino frog vacation with us to promote the "Make a Splash" theme.
Parents, grandparents, and sitters made the effort to get children to the programs and to support the reading club activities at home.
Dee Robinson brought us monarch caterpillars to hatch, and her grandsons Brett and Drew made sure we had plenty of milkweed leaves for them to eat.
Staff went above and beyond, filling tons of water balloons, feeding caterpillars, care and cleaning of the frog, catching tadpoles, cleaning the tadpole tank, getting soaked at the Water Show, back-up photographers, extra pair of hands at storytimes, helping with the Luaus, donating prizes, support for all of our crazy ideas and generally pitching in where needed.
We had over 400 children registered for the reading club, over 120 children received free books and many went on to receive other prizes. We had good attendance at the storytimes and the Magic Show and Water Show drew big crowds. Scavenger hunts in the library had participation of between 50-100 children each week. Crafty Kids drew 15-30 on Mondays in July.
Thank You to these groups:
Friends of the Library
Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce
Bloomfield State Bank
Bloomfield Dairy Queen
Big Slash Adventure Water Park
Farmers and Mechanic
Greene County Daily World
Holiday World/Splashing Safari
Indiana Fish and Wildlife
Indiana State Fair
Indiana State Museum
Kappa Kappa Kappa
Knights of Columbus
Linton Miniature Golf
Main Source Bank
Scholastic Literacy Partnership
Steak and Shake
And anyone we accidentally missed.
Thank you again to everyone who made this a great summer for our children.
Bloomfield-Eastern Greene County Public Library
Many helped make movie night a success
To the Editor:
Debby Davis Worthy Matron Newberry Eastern Star and Reese Booher, Worshipful Master Newberry Masonic Lodge would like to thank the 75-plus people for making our first movie night a success.
We would also like to thank, Shorty and Marion York, Mike and Rita Hennette, Nick Schneider, Brent Townsend and Preacher Steve Dunkel.
Worshipful Master, Newberry
Masonic Lodge 166
Debby Davis, Worthy Matron,
Newberry Eastern Star 198