The Carlisle Mosquito Online

Friday, August 13, 2004


Gleason inspires kids' summer reading

For six weeks the participants in the Gleason Library's Summer Reading Program have "Explored Other Worlds" through a wide variety of programs, crafts and children's literature. From the fascinating program on birds of prey presented by Wingmasters to the awe-inspiring views of the moon's craters and the moons of Jupiter at the Star Party, the children actually experienced other worlds. They participated in a juggling performance and workshop and celebrated the world of Vaudeville. Third, fourth, fifth, and sixth graders made kaleidoscopes and rocket jet kites while first and second graders made space twirlers.

These activities provided the framework for the real focus of the program — summer reading in a relaxed and fun environment. Forty-three children read a grand total of 84,592 pages. Special reading awards were earned by third-grader Bobby Li, fourth-grader Melanie Rocco, fifth-grader Amelia Cox and sixth-grader Kevin Huang.

The Friends of the Gleason Library provided the funds for all supplies, prizes, and refreshments. The Carlisle Cultural Council, supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council provided the funding for three great performances. Ferns Country store provided gift certificates for prizes.

2004 The Carlisle Mosquito