Monday, August 29, 2011

Summer Field Trip: The Library

We completed the Summerfest reading program with the Topeka and Shawnee County Public Library! 

The goal was to read for 16 hours from May 31st to July 29th.  We read all the time so this was super easy for us and Paisley thought it was so much fun that she was able to get prizes for something she already does and loves!      

A few of the prizes that the kids have earned: free books, Mc Donald’s ice cream, CiCi’s Pizza kid’s buffet, Cold Stone Creamery ice cream, Gage Bowl, Chick-fil-a ice cream, Applebee’s kid’s meal, Straight Water shaved ice, Hazel Hill Chocolate, and we are entered the grand prize drawings of either a Nook e-reader or a family pass to Kansas Children’s Discovery Center (we didn't win either but we still had fun).

Paisley's favorite books of the Summer:
Friends Go Adventuring by Helme Heine
Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
The Great Doughnut Parade by Rebecca Bond
Hush Little Dragon by Boni Ashburn

Ryder's favorite books of the Summer:
Whose Toes are Those by Jabari Asim
Mr. Brown Can Moo Can you? by Dr. Seuss

One of the best things about our library is the cute section they have for kids.  Needless to say we spent a LOT of time there this summer enjoying the playthings, books, storytimes and other fun events the library hosted!

For The Mommy File:  A fun twist on storytime (that even Ryder likes) is B&N Online Storytime.  LOVE this!!!  I don't know when they started this but it has added another option to our bed time book routine.  

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