Alvarado Public Library's 2013
Summer Reading Program
June 5th - July 31st

Summer Reading Club Top Readers & Others!

Summer Reading Club Guidelines

Please be sure to thank our wonderful Sponsors for their much needed support, including the Alvarado City Council.

Registration for all 3 Summer Reading Clubs will begin Wednesday, June 5th.

 Margaret Clauder as Mother Goose

Our Kick-off Program!
June 12th - 10:30 am
Reading & Rhyming with the Original Mother Goose!
This popular character and her wonderful puppet friends will encourage children to read books and enjoy poetry with classic rhymes.


June 19th - 10:30 am
Mad Science -
Fire & Ice!
Dry ice fog storms! Bubbling potions that trap gas inside! Amazing chemical reactions!

Will you win something in our weekly door prize drawing?


June 26th - 10:30 am

Hootybee and Pierre Puppet Show!

Help Hootybee & Pierre as they search for clues...

You might win a puppet in today's door prize drawing!



Dave & Cherie Ambassadors of Laughter Friday, June 28th at 4:00 pm

Special Program!
Be entertained  by the Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus "Ambassadors of Laughter," Dave and Cherie Gregg and listen to a special reading of If I Ran the Circus - by Dr. Seuss.


July 3rd - Debbie Day's Xtreme Kidz Ntertainment presents - Miss Liberty!

Get ready for Independence Day with this fast-paced, interactive, patriotic program with music and much more!
Will you win a patriotic surprise in our door prize drawing?


July 10th – 10:30 am Medieval Magic!
Get ready to dig up some magical treasure! Go on a quest through an enchanted forest to find the most amazing treasure of all.  You'll see fairies and dragons along the way. Enjoy magic, stories and puppets with lots of audience participation.

   Brett Roberts
is the top children’s magician in the Dallas/Fort Worth area!

You win a Hula-Hoop or a Rainbow Pinwheel in our door prize drawing.


July 17th - 10:30 a.m.
Dan Gibson - Storyteller and Banjo Player extraordinaire!
Interactive Music and Storytelling
to entertain, generate laughter, stimulate thinking and stir imaginations.

You might win a surprise in our weekly door prize drawing.




 July 24th  10:30 am 

Balloon Twisting with Miss Aimee the Balloon Lady!!!!

Balloon animals, funny hats and much, much more!

  Will you win a balloon bracelet  or another surprise in this week's door prize drawing?



July 31st  – 10:30 am 
Rhythm Path Drum Circle!

  • What Happens During A Drum Circle? Everyone is given a drum to play! Various rhythms will be taught and improvisation will be encouraged. You will sing traditional West African songs. You will work as a team to build the facilitated rhythms. Everyone learns about West African culture.
  • Best of all you make music while beating things!

    About Facilitator David Cox: David holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Arlington. David has twice been to Senegal, West Africa, where he observed and participated in the local musical culture. He currently resides in Dallas, TX, where he teaches private percussion lessons and percussion programs in local schools throughout the North Texas area.


    Important Date!

    Saturday, August 3rd - 12:30 pm  Deadline to turn in your book tracker forms for Summer Reading Club Prizes.


    Domino's Pizza
    Pepperoni pizza


    Summer Reading Club
    Awards Ceremony & Domino's Pizza Party!

    Wednesday, August 7th
    Awards - 10:30 am
    Pizza - 11:30 am

    Today we awarded reading club certificates and coupons for free surprises from area merchants to those who completed the minimum reading requirements for their age group and we gave out special prizes, such as Walmart gift cards, model airplanes, and craft kits to our Top Readers!

    Adults - 1st Place Katherine Stearns - 44 books
                  2nd Place Wanda Blaha - 33 books
                  3rd Place Joyce Block - 30 books
              Tied - 4th Place Linda Bradshaw  & Brett Almond - 25 books

    Teens - 1st Place Ashleigh Moss - 31 hours
                 2nd Place Kayla Blackwell - 18 hours
                 3rd Place Jacob Hilton - 16 hours
                 4th Place Kelsey Watson - 10 hours

    Ages 9-10 years - 1st Place David Hale - 90 books
                        2nd Place Carsenn Letson - 38 books

    Ages 5-8 years - 1st Place Dakota Nolan - 122 books
                      2nd Place Faith Chorniak - 108 books
                      ( Ryan Sharp - 50 books - due to confusion regarding the rules turned in title tracker after deadline but deserves to receive mention!)
                       3rd Place Addie Almond - 43 books
                      Tied - 4th Place Gaby Garcia & Elizabeth Hale 41 books

    Those who completed at least one full book tracker form:
    Adults -
    (Minimum 5 books per form)
    Virginia Garcia - 24 books, Jill Almond - 20 books, Stephanie Letson - 20 books, DeLaura Nolan - 16 books, Stormy Buckles - 15 books, and Susan Childress - 8 books.

    Ages 5-8 years (Minimum 25 books)
    Bailey Swaim - 40 books, Baylee Childress - 36 books, Alexis Horsman - 34 books, Matthew Horsman - 32 books, Emma Childress 32 books, Annie Almond - 31 books and Kristi Strickland 29 books.
     Alana Anderson, Arais Benites, Breanna Doobs  Nicholas Dobbs, and Evie Pedersen - 25 books.

    Ages toddler to 4 years (Read to by parents, etc,):
    Kylah & Mikael Icho - 108 books, Annaleigh & Brayden Sires - 102 books, Bryelle Thompson - 87 books, Savannah Hoskins & Aimee Strickland - 75 books, Rebekah Hale - 45 books, T.J. Swaim - 40 books, Sarah Hale - 27 books, Sarah Foit - 26 books.
     Kamillah Anderson, Morgan Collins, Alla Stanton, and Baylie Stanton - 25 books.

    Refreshments were provided to Adult, Teen and Juvenile reading club participants (and the parents of reading club participants under the age of 18) who completed at least the minimum requirements for their age group. Domino's supplied pizza for the party!

    "You are listening to Summertime from Porgy & Bess by George Gershwin.



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