Book Buddies Bring Summer Reading Where the Kids Are
McMinnville, Oregon – June 24, 2015
Library staff, Buel Elementary staff, and Soroptimist volunteers are visiting Villa del Sol and Sunflower Apartments weekly on Tuesdays with craft and science projects, and checkout on the bookmobile. “This neighborhood has many residents who cannot make it to the Public Library or to the Buel School Library summer program, so we chose to bring the Library to them”, says Jenny Berg, McMinnville Public Library Director. The projects are STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) focused and geared for elementary age students.
Soroptimist President and Book Buddy volunteer Diane Longaker commented, “A smile, a snack, a book, a walk on eggs. I am so fortunate to be a part of the McMinnville Public Library Book Buddy Program. I love that Soroptimist partnered to share this awesome opportunity with such deserving children alongside the Library and Sue Buel! Today was my second Tuesday of watching children discover joy...what a tremendous treat!!!
The Book Buddies program is one of many ways the McMinnville Public Library encourages students to read for enjoyment during the summer. Studies show that children and teens who keep reading during the summer have higher achievement rates in school overall. All are welcome to come to Villa del Sol Apartments on Tuesdays at 2pm to visit the bookmobile. To participate in other Library Summer Reading events go to maclibrary.org for information about programs for children, teens, and adults.
Library Director, McMinnville Public Library
Top: The bookmobile is open for business
Bottom: Kids experiment with liquids of different densities to make a liquid rainbow
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