Wood Place Public Library Summer Reading Club Finishes Year With Party

Participants in the Wood Place Public Library Summer Reading Club check out books to purchase with tickets earned over the summer at the "Out of this World" Party held Thursday, Aug. 2, at California United Church of Christ.

Participants in the Wood Place Public Library Summer Reading Club check out books to purchase with tickets earned over the summer at the "Out of this World" Party held Thursday, Aug. 2, at California United Church of Christ. Photo by John Inman.

Children who participated in the Summer Reading Club at Wood Place Public Library, California, were all invited to the "Out of This World" Party at California United Church of Christ (UCC). There was plenty of fun to be had at the church which was decorated as a galactic marketplace including games, crafts and plenty of cool goodies to buy with tickets earned throughout the summer. Library Director Connie Walker said there were 136 children in the three reading groups who were eligible to attend the party and most of them made it out for the fun.

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Many children and their families who participated in the Wood Place Public Library Summer Reading Club came out for the "Out of this World" Party held Thursday, Aug. 2, at California United Church of Christ.

"We worked last night and today setting up the party with the all important marketplace and the game and activity booths," Walker said, "and it looks like they are having a lot of fun. We are very pleased with the growth of the summer reading program over last two years. There were 196 children signed up and program attendance was great. The largest attendance at a Thursday evening program was 48 children. New this year, our toddler program which was held on Wednesday mornings was very well attended. Because of this, we will continue the toddler storytime on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. throughout the year."

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Mia Kinchens used her tickets to purchase a "Dream Big, Read!" shirt at the "Galactic Marketplace."

For more of this story check out the Aug. 8 issue of the California Democrat.

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