Celebrating a stupendous summer with a prehistoric guest

By |2017-08-12T06:00:45-04:00August 12, 2017|

Roxie the Dinosaur gives one of our Super Readers a hug during our Summer Reading Finale Party.

Roxie the Dinosaur gives one of our Super Readers a hug during our Summer Reading Finale Party.

We celebrated the conclusion of our biggest Summer Reading program ever by inviting a dinosaur to the Read House yard.

About 300 kids and adults came to our Summer Reading Finale Party and met, touched, and learned about Roxie the Dinosaur—a not-quite living and breathing Tyrannosaurus from Imaginos Productions.

This summer, you helped us celebrated all the ways people can build a better future. You built forts and box villages and breathtaking Domino runs. You stretched your mind and body with Fairy Yoga and globe-hopped from the comfort of our Read House backyard.

More children than ever before—1,506, to be exact—signed up for oursummer reading program. And they read or were read to for 21,038 hours. (Also, a record high for us.)

Additionally, nearly 700 teens and adults signed up for summer reading, and they read more than 3,400 books.

While summer reading may be finished, there are always more programs and events coming at the library.