The Dillsburg Area Public Library enjoyed yet another highly successful 2017 Summer Reading Program. Every summer, Dillsburg and all of the libraries in York County join libraries across the country in offering a summer program to encourage kids to read! Studies have shown that a steady diet of reading helps to keep academic skills sharp during the summer holiday and make sure that students are prepared for their return to school.
Over 700 participants of all ages registered for the Summer Reading Program and a chance to earn all sorts of prizes generously donated by area and countywide businesses. This number is around 25% more participants than 2016. Adults could read and be entered into drawings. Youngsters read minutes, logged them online, and claimed prizes when they achieved certain milestones. Children also had the opportunity to take part in GO York, a chance to visit parks countywide, get exercise, and earn prizes all at the same time!
Using the Build A Better World theme, the library hosted programs that entertained, educated, and amazed! We had a great menu of special events: York County Sheriff’s Office K-9 unit, Ryan the Bug Man, Meet Froggy, Cannonball Charlie from the York Revolution, Leap into Science, Mr. Mike’s Dinorific Name Game Show, Zumba with Miss Tara, Yoga with Miss Chelsea, Fun-In-It Storytelling, T-shirt design, National Association of Amateur Radio, Silly Joe, and Mark DeRose. We also got together with some of our friends from other York County libraries at the Kick-off Events and Build a Better World Fest. Dillsburg closed the program portion of Summer Reading out in style with our own end of Summer Reading Celebration. We also continued with many of our regular programs over the summer, including Lego Club, Block Party, Sit. Stay. Read., and Origami!
Miss Gina and all of the staff and volunteers at the Dillsburg Area Library did an outstanding job this summer, as did all of our readers.
We look forward to another Summer Reading Program in 2018!