Librarian Jessica Votipka and soon to be first graders Jolene Vossler (middle) and Jaiden Papik color pinwheels at the Exeter Public Library Summer reading program.
Treton Vossler (right) and Mikey Bartu work on coloring the front and back of their pinwheels at the Exeter Public Library Summer reading program on Monday morning.
Library Reading Program K-1st grade participants blowing on their pinwheels from the left Trenton Vossler, Jolene Vossler, Mikey Bartu and Kierra Papik.
Jaiden Papik makes a duct tape wallet with Librarian Jessica Votipka at the Exeter Public Library Summer reading program.
The Exeter Public Library Summer Reading Program has been a hit this summer. There have been a few changes to the program this year, with each age group just having one session instead of a weekly session. Also new this year, was a session for toddler’s that will take place on Friday, June 28th at 10 a.m. and a session for 4th and 5th graders earlier this summer.
Librarian Jessica Votipka is taking some classes this summer to finish her library certification and had to scale back the summer reading program, “I still wanted to do some sort of program to encourage the kids to read this summer but I just didn’t have as much time available. I look forward to expanding the reading program next summer.”
Some of the activities completed in this summer’s reading program were a duct tape wallet, paper pinwheels, designed their own giant trap, made an ocean scene and the toddlers will have a program on dinosaur’s.
Votipka “has really enjoyed working with the kids even though it is a lot of work. I am looking forward to more library reading programs planned throughout the year.”