Thursday, August 23, 2012

Summer Reading rocks!

Congratulations to our amazing summer readers.  We had over 961 readers plus 245 parent partners participate in the club. Children read over 14,700 books, which is about 14 books per child.  National studies encourage children to read at least 5 books over the summer to maintain reading ability, so our super-readers are well above that! 

Thank you also for filling our our summer reading survey. Looking at the results, it was wonderful to see how many of you enjoyed receiving free books. But weekly prizes and prize tickets scored pretty high, too, so rest assured we will take all of your suggestions under advisement as we plan for next year's program.

We can't forget to thank our many amazing sponsors. If you visit these businesses, please let them know how much you enjoyed summer reading.
- Dunkin Donuts
- Stratford Y
- Quassy Amusement Park
- Bounce U of Stratford
- Lakeshore Learning
- Tutor Doctor
- Dairy Queen
- Stratford Parks and Recreation
- Stratford Public Works
- Connecticut Sun Basketball
- Bridgeport Bluefish
- Icing on the Cake Bakery
- United Way of Coastal Fairfield County
- Applebee's Restaurant
- Special Thanks to the Carol Pieper Memorial Fund

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Saturday's Magical Musical Me Cancelled

Due to staff illness, the Saturday Magical Musical Me program on August 18 at 10:30 a.m. is cancelled. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

E-Readers Teen-Rated!

At our recent Family tech. sandbox, the teen volunteers tried different e-book devices and rated their read-ability and how the pages turned (blinking, sliding, etc.). Here are the results!

Nook Color:  Total Score: 81 Best At: Readability
Ipod: Total Score: 82 Best At: Both
IPad: Total Score: 96 Best At: Both
Sony Reader: Total Score: 36 Best At: Neither :(
Kindle Touch: Total Score: 79 Best At: Readability

Top Readability: Ipad, Kindle
Top Page Turns: Ipad, Ipod

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Summer updates!

Hi, everyone!

Don't forget this is the last week to report books and drop off those prize tickets! Everyone is doing so well. Over 12,000 activities and books have been registered!

Remember, Saturday is the last day to register books and activities. The online system will stay up so you can print lists for school.

Mini golf is tonight at 6 p.m. for ages 6 and up. Hope to see some of you here tonight.