Reading program drew 196 people
To the editor:
Our “Spark a Reaction” six-week summer reading program concluded Aug. 1. Highlights included the Science of Chocolate, learning about and studying real spiders from the library’s backyard, geometric origami, Lego robotics, Lindsay’s Puppet Pals, reading with Toven the therapy dog, family storytimes and science crafts, Wednesday Wizardry, Steve Lechner’s Cabinet of Curiosities, weekly scavenger hunts, the dragon’s crystal cave, and weekly prize drawings.
One-hundred and ninety-six people officially registered for the program, but many more read (and experimented) with us throughout the summer. We wish to thank the Friends of the Peterborough Town Library for funding our programs and prizes; the Toadstool Bookshop for donating book coupons; Dr. Karen Cangialosi for sharing her time; knowledge of spiders and enthusiasm for field biology; Lisa Cutter and Nisa Simila for conducting Wednesday Wizardry experiments; Beth Krommes and Cassandra Yerkes for the art mural; Eathan Hood and Quinn Montgomery for offering demonstrations of origami and robotics; and Mary Stefanik for driving Toven to the library regularly. Thanks to Ava Marie’s, Jeannette Baker, the Benham Family, Erica Alusic-Bingham, Pat Foskitt of Shaw’s Supermarkets, Brian Hackert, Ann Harrison, Angela Heinselman, Cheyenne Heinselman, Library Staff, Manhattan East, the Mariposa Museum, Alex, Chris and Eric McCall, Heather McClusky, Maeve Newman, Morgaine O’Connor, Chris Pimental, Elizabeth Taft, Sue Whitaker, Beth Wolfson, Ann Wood, and the participants for their creativity, support, skills and suggestions.
Lisa R. Bearce
Peterborough Town Library