By Sue Mears, Children's
---- — NEWTON - Congratulations to all for a successful summer of reading at the Gale Library. The program has come to a close but you can still collect your reading logs, certificates and prizes for reading goals and weekly winners.
The Gale Library readers hit a new high in reading in this summer’s program. Close to 100 children signed up and read over 776 books. For chapter book readers, over 22,000 pages were read. The Teen Program, as well as our Adult Reading Club, continued to become more and more popular. The programs and activities offered during these six weeks were enjoyed by more than 570 people. Well done, everyone!
Many thanks go to our Prize Donors whose donations made the program lots of fun: Hodgie’s Ice Cream, Amesbury, Memories Ice Cream, Kingston, Stillwell’s Ice Cream, Plaistow, Moe’s Sub Shop Gift Certificates, Plaistow, Chris’ Pizza Box Certificates, Newton, Acios Pizza , Newton Jct., Leo’s Superbowl passes, Amesbury, Lindt Chocolate of Stratham, Topsfield Fair, Topsfield, MA, Polar Caves, Rumney, NH, Portland Sea Dogs, Portland, ME. Thanks also to the Museum of Science, Boston and the Kids, Books and Arts Grant from Chilis, NH State Library with support from the Byrne Foundation, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, NH Library Association and the Institute of Museum and Library Science for programming support.
Thank you also to our staff, parents, and teen helpers. Couldn’t do it without you! You are all so much appreciated.