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BOOKBYTES

VOLUME IV, ISSUE 3

DIRECTOR'S DESK

SARAH MCMASTER

It takes a village….

One of our older patrons who happened to come to the library on the Saturday morning of our Summer Reading Sign-Up Party was amazed at the participation.  He was thrilled to see kids and parents having fun; but he was especially impressed by the presence of other local community groups who turned out to help make the day a success.  I'd like to share the list of those folks who have contributed to our Summer Reading Program.

Agencies:  Winnsboro Fire Department, Steve Wilson and his buddy the alligator from Fairfield County EMS, State Highway Patrol, Fairfield County Health Department, Fairfield Behavioral Services Smoking Cessation Bus (Kathy Moore and her volunteers).

Individuals:  Dr. Carolyn Brown, Elizabeth Martin, Bob McMaster, Frankie and Andrew Guempel, Peni Chandler, Gaye and Rachael Covin, Beatrix Trapp, Archie and Harriet Pauling, Sam and Sarah Wells.

Food Sponsors:  Merita, Frito-Lay, Pepsi, Wal-Mart, Nichols Brothers, Bi-Lo, Food Lion, and Barn Express.

Goody Bag donations:  Sonic Drive-In, McDonald's, Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Subway, Fort Jackson Credit Union, Provident Bank, State Farm Insurance, Bank of Ridgeway, Nichols Brothers, First Citizens Bank, Dollar Tree, Wendy's, and Fairfield Electric Cooperative.

Cablevision, the Herald Independent, and the Fairfield County School District media specialists helped us promote our program.

A special thanks goes to Wal-Mart for awarding the library a $1000.00 grant which has helped underwrite many of our summer events.

And, of course, a big THANK YOU goes to Lynn Wells for organizing everything and to the library staff for supporting her efforts.

Feel free to reach me at 635-4971 or sarah@fairfield.lib.sc.us.

Just for Kids
  • The library will wrap up its Summer Reading activities at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 15th with a performance by the Patchwork Players (see more information below).
  • Remember to complete your reading records and return them to the library in order to receive your summer reading medal.
A girl shows off her face painting.
  • A brochure of school year library activities for children will be available in August. Look for it at the circulation desk in Winnsboro and Ridgeway.
  • Don't forget Dial-a-Story. Call 635-2020.

 

Patchwork Players to Perform
The Patchwork Players will perform their version of "The Princess and the Pea" at the Main Library on Tuesday, July 15 at 10:00 a.m.

This hilarious adaptation of a classic tale mixes a royal family, a secret test to determine if a princess is a "real" princess, piles of mattresses, a tiny pea, and two young women masquerading as "real" princesses.

The actors use a storytelling style that frequently involves the audience.  Adept at changing costumes and portraying several characters each, the acting troupe moves the story rapidly and light-heartedly along.  Don't miss it!

The Patchwork Players.

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