Every summer, our county libraries kick-off a Summer Reading program. This is the first year that both Jayce and Jaina are going to participate. Jaina has a list of books and activities that she can choose to complete in order to receive a medal at the end of summer. Jayce just has to be read to by me 10 times. 10 times? That's it? Honestly, I think they should make that goal a little loftier for the young ones. It may be a big deal for Jaina to read 10 books by herself, but not so much for Jayce to listen to 10 books in 10 weeks. I think we'll complete that goal early :)
I take my camera to the library all the time trying to get decent pictures. But never have until now. Wow, the lens does make a lot of difference! (And maybe, just maybe, I'm learning how to use my camera a bit better.) For the kick-off, the kids sat in the story time room eating popcorn while watching Charlotte's Web. Jayce, who has NEVER sat through a single 25 minute story time in his life actually sat for over 30 minutes watching the movie. Maybe I should take popcorn with us to story time this summer!
After that, we went outside to the Reading Garden. I've always loved this place. I have a picture of Jaina at age 2 sitting on a bench outside taken with my film camera and true black and white film. Its my favorite picture.
Then we came inside to see the new reading area in the children's section. They removed the ugly old plastic couches and replaced it with "book" cushions. Too cute!
Last, we had to go play on the reading train. You are supposed to take books on it to read, but Jayce likes to pretend he's going somewhere on the train. Did you read that? He likes to pretend :) It may have taken him 4 years to understand what "pretend" means, but boy, once he gets it, he gets it!