GWL Public Library hosts carnival to celebrate its summer reading program

| 15 Feb 2012 | 08:52

Greenwood Lake — The Greenwood Lake Public Library wrapped up its annual state Summer Reading Program with a carnival and ice cream party on Saturday, Aug. 6. This year’s themes were “One World, Many Stories” for children ages 2 through entering grade 6 and “You Are Here” for tweens and teens in grades 7 and up. Youth Services Coordinator Jill Cronin created programming, book reporting days and related crafts and activities to coincide with the reading program. Thirty-two young adult volunteers assisted her throughout the summer with programming and book reporting days and were instrumental in executing the wrap-up carnival and ice cream party, where the volunteers worked at various tables at the carnival to serve the summer reading program children. This event included a variety of fun carnival games, such as Moon Walk, Soak-the-Donkey, Balloon Badminton, Bean Bag Toss, Rainbow Fishing, Duck Pond, Smashing Stacking Cups, Earth Ball Toss, Face Painting and Fortune Teller Booth, Trapeze Artist and Strong Man Booth, as well as a myriad of crafts. It also included some summertime favorite foods, such as pop corn, lemonade and ice cream. Thank you to all the young adult volunteers who assisted Cronin throughout the summer and who helped make reading fun for the children. Special thanks to the New York State Renaissance Faire in Tuxedo and to Texas Roadhouse Restaurant in Middletown for their donations in support of this important literary program at the Greenwood Lake Public Library. It is greatly appreciated and contributes to the success of the program and its positive approach to early literacy for our young patrons. For additional information about the Summer Reading Program at the Greenwood Lake Public Library, contact Cronin by telephone at 845-477-8377 ext. 109 or 110 or by e-mail at