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Friday, August 15, 2003


"Read! Think! Create!" concludes at the library

The six-week program, supervised by children's librarian Marty Seneta, concluded with certificates, awards and parties. A grand total of 83,274 pages were read by third, fourth, fifth and sixth graders. Special book prizes were awarded to third-grader Anna Kolstad and fourth grader Allaire Langdon in recognition for their reading. Lucky book prizes went to third-grader Rachel Wittenberg and fourth-grader Michaela Coughlin. Fifth-grader Sloane Brazina and sixth-grader Juliana Kulik were awarded achievement book prizes. Sixth-grader Ruthie Wittenberg was sixth grade runner-up. Lucky book prizes went to fifth-grader Michelle Solomon and sixth-grader Jennifer Perugini.

Carlisle resident Lonnie Harvey generously presented a monoprint workshop for first and second graders. Local artist Wayne Geehan, illustrator of the Sir Cumference books presented a program for the older grades. Colorful tiles were created in a ceramic tile workshop run by Thoreau 'N Clay for Grades three to six. First and second graders produced sand art masterpieces. Third through sixth graders decorated photo frames in two workshops run by Kay Edelberg. The Friends of the Gleason Public Library provided funding for all art supplies, book prizes and refreshments.

The week of June 23 was the kick-off week for the summer reading program at the Gleason Public Library. Participants in all grades learned about the program. The older group decorated origami paper bags and the younger groups produced thaumatropes. The final kick-off event was a yo-yo demonstration by yo-yo master Larry Sayco. He amazed the audience with his skill. Afterward, children and their parents lined up to spend a minute or two getting tips from the yo-yo master. This event was sponsored by both the Carlisle Cultural Council (Massachusetts Cultural Council) and the Friends of the Gleason Public Library. The Carlisle Cultural Council also sponsored a concert of story and song by renowned songsters Roger Tincknell and Davis Bates entitled "Imagine That."

2003 The Carlisle Mosquito