Westwood’s young are delving into reading this summer at the Westwood Public Library. Not only are kids of all ages reading up a storm (not to blame them for the last few thunder storms we’ve had!) but some 4-6th graders have been writing up a storm as well.
This summer the children’s department has created a special blog: READIT/WRITE IT Summer Reading challenge that is for 4th through 6th graders to participate in. If they read and then write a review for 5 or more books this summer than they will be formally invited to a Pizza Party in the New children's department in the NEW Library once it opens.
One of my favorite things about working in a children’s department of a library and especially in Westwood, is the conversations about books that generate from all the kids that visit the library. Not only do I love finding and connecting certain books to certain kids, but I also love when they show and tell me about books that I haven’t looked at before. Their enthusiasm is contagious. Even when a young patron comes in and tells me they didn’t like the way a book ended, or that they didn’t really connect with the characters etc. it is always interesting and I’m always left knowing a little bit more about something.
These conversations are the germs of the Read it/Write it blog. Westwood’s young read so much and have strong, thoughtful opinions on what they read, who better to get suggestions on what to read and why. We have already received some wonderful reviews on the latest and greatest books, as well as old favorites. For more information on participating please check out some of the great reviews so far by visiting www.readitwriteitwestwood.blogspot.com.We at the library always love to hear from you!
Also though we are under construction, we librarians carry on and have some great events going on at the Islington Branch Library especially our Series of Fortunate Series Library Events. This week is Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Wednesday August 1st, @ 7:00PM, Join Us! Check out www.westwoodlibrary.org for more events.