Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The bookmark contest at the Library of the Chathams ended on July 21.
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Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Laura Weinbrom, the head of the Childrens Department of the Library of the Chathams, announced the winners of the Bookmark Contest. A total of 186 children ages 12 who participate in the Summer Reading Club at the Library of the Chathams created original bookmarks promoting reading. The bookmarks were on display in the library foyer for the first three weeks of July. In that time over 600 library patrons cast their votes for their favorite bookmarks. The bookmarks were organized by age group, with winners in each age category as follows: The winning bookmarks will be printed and available throughout 2013 as official Library of The Chathams bookmarks.
Friday, August 19, 2011
The Kiwanis Club of the Chathams, Women's Club of the Chathams and the Friends of the Library made the picnic possible.
Chatham children, parents and community volunteers gathered in Memorial Park Thursday to celebrate the end of the Library of the Chathams' Summer Reading Club. This year's theme was "One World, Many Stories." Seven teams, each named after one of the world's continents, competed to see who could read the most books. Each book was worth between two and 20 points, based on how long it was and how many questions the children could answer about them. To get an invitation to the party, children had to accumulate 40 points. According to Laura Weinbaum, the head of the Children's Department in the library, 126 volunteers donated 1,388 hours. Participating children read a total of 10,251 books, with the team Australia winning the competition with 1…
Friday, June 24, 2011
The reading club will award points and prizes to young readers.
The Library of the Chathams has a way to keep children engaged and away from the Wii this summer. The Summer Reading Club begins Monday at 10 a.m. at the library and is open to children 12 and under. This year's theme is "One World, Many Stories." Magician Joseph Keppel is the guest at the inaugural club meeting with tricks and illusions. Throughout the summer, children earn points for every book they read by attending club meetings and discussing the books with a student volunteer. Readers roll dice to answer a question, such as "What was the most exciting part of the book?" Readers can earn between two and 20 points for each book, depending on its length. As they earn points, they can choose a prize from inside a treasure chest. Ten …