"Dream Big, Read!" was the theme of the Dunkirk Free Library's six-week summer program. The program included reading contracts, a carnival, craft classes, children's entertainers, and prizes for reaching reading goals.
"The children who came to the library this summer really took this theme to heart," said Pam Czarniak, coordinator of children's services. "One-hundred-and-fifty children signed reading contracts to read at least 15 books during the program, and 87 completed their goal, with many surpassing their goal! This is nearly double the number of children who reached their goal in 2011. A total of 3356 books were read by the children, or their parents read to them. Reading during the summer can help children keep their reading skills sharp, so that they can start the school year off on a good note."
Fall Story Time for children ages 2 to 5 years old begins on Tuesday. These story times take place Tuesdays and Thursdays 10:30 to 11 a.m., and run until mid-June 2013. For more information, call 366-2511.
Tonia Piede and her daughter Isabella discover the joy of reading together at the Dunkirk Free Library’s six-week summer program.
The Dunkirk Free Library staff and board of directors extend thanks to Chautauqua Cattaraugus Bank, Dollar General Literacy Foundation, Dom Polski, Fieldbrook Foods, Jennifer Foley D.D.S., Fredonia Beaver Club, Friends of the Dunkirk Free Library, Greater Chautauqua Federal Credit Union, Kosciuszko Polish Home, Lakeshore Savings Bank, McDonald's restaurants, Dr. Sood, Walmart, Wendy's restaurants, Western Division Federal Credit Union, and the many volunteers, for their donations and time, in making this summer program possible.