Librarians give thanks for successful summer
The Alameda Free Library has had a wonderful summer. Our 2009 Summer Reading Program was a huge success. With over 1,800 kids, teens, and adults participating in Get Creative!, Express Yourself, and Master the Art of Reading: An Adult Summer Reading Program, this year’s events were bigger than ever before.
We couldn’t have had this level of success without the help of our amazing sponsors. Many thanks for the generosity of the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. They spend thousands of dollars to support Summer Reading and all of the children’s and teen programming year-round. We wouldn’t have special programming at the library without their help and support.
Thanks also to local Alameda businesses and organizations, as well as individual Alamedans, who made some of our prizes possible: Glenn and Patti Itano, Tucker’s Super-Creamed Ice Cream, Papa Murphy’s Pizza, Coffee & Tea Traders, La Val’s Pizza, Harbor View Restaurant, Angel Fish, Yumygurt, Quickly, Alameda Civic Light Opera, Urban Forest, and Alameda Theater & Cineplex.
We’d also like to thank the Alameda Recreation and Park Department, Lawrence Hall of Science, Alameda/Oakland Ferry, and Oakland Athletics Community Fund. By providing prizes for our Summer Reading Programs, all of these businesses and organizations provide the incentive many kids need to keep reading, learning, and growing all summer long, and they help remind teens and adults that reading is fun.
Eva Volin, Children’s Services Librarian
Karin Lundstrom, Teen Services Librarian
Annemarie Meyer, Adult Services Librarian