Monday, July 21, 2014

Another Reading Goal, and Another Donation!

Great work, Watertown readers!  So far, you've read a little over 1000 hours this summer!  And you know what that means: HONEYBEES!  How does this donation help?  Heifer International will give a hive of honeybees to a needy family somewhere in the world.  Here's how the family benefits from the bees:

  • They can sell the honey, beeswax, and pollen.
  • The bees will help pollinate any other crops they're growing, making their farm more successful overall.

Together, we've made it a third of the way up our thermometer toward our ultimate goal of donating a goat!  So keep reading, and keep coming in to stamp and log your hours.  And if you haven't yet signed up, there's still plenty of time.  Come in anytime during our open hours and start your reading log, and have your hours count toward our collective goals.

Happy Reading!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

We did it! We've read over 500 hours so far!

It's official: We've reached our first reading goal of the summer!  Together, all the kids in Watertown have read over 500 hours already - 526 to be exact.  And you know what that means...

We're donating a flock of geese to Heifer International!

Your gift, this flock of geese, will help a family in need somewhere in the world.  The family can eat the eggs, and the goose droppings can help fertilize their crops.  You can find out more about how these geese will benefit families by checking out the Heifer International website.

This is just our first of four total goals, and four animals we can donate, so be sure to keep reading and logging in your hours.  And great job!!

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Summer Reading's Going Strong!

Have you signed up yet for Summer Reading?

We're about two weeks into Summer Reading, and we've got tons of readers and tons of fun programs!

So far, Watertown kids have already read over 325 hours! We're over halfway to our first goal of 500 hours, when we'll donate a flock of geese to Heifer International!

Each paper gear on our giant robot represents one child who signed up for Summer Reading.  Our Reading Robot is almost full! 

When kids sign up for Summer Reading, they set a personal reading goal for the whole summer.  They write their name and their goal on a gear, which goes on our Reading Robot for the whole world to see.  Look at these amazing, ambitious goals! 

Each gear represents one hour one hour that a child's spent reading.  We've got a good start, but these walls will get jam-packed as we start meeting our reading goals.

Want more information about Summer Reading?  Check out our Summer Reading Website, where you'll find all sorts of info, as well as reading lists for kids going into preschool through grade 5.

Keep reading everybody, and keep coming in to log your hours!  If you haven't signed up yet, there's still time.  Just stop in anytime we're open and start your very own reading log.  And of course, check out all of the fun programs we've got going on.  We've got something nearly every day, for various age groups, so check out our calendar to find out more!