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Summer Reading Program 2017 sr2017
Building a Better World! Melissa Public Library Celebrates Another Successful Summer Reading Program and Honors Top Readers  

Over 400 kids had signed up to ‘Build a Better World!’ with the Melissa Library Summer Reading Program.  The logs ended August 18 and we gathered the names of readers who have crossed that finished line! Our top prize winners read between 1,400 and 13,000 minutes! The Melissa Public Library continued to collect logs through September 5th  and have turned these logs over to the participating Anna and Melissa Schools for their own celebrations and recognition of these student’s accomplishments.  

Summer Reading Program Closing 8-26-2017_Top ReadersThe readers were broken down into three age categories, 0-6, 7-10 and 11-14 and the top three for each age group were recognized at the End of Summer Celebration held on Saturday, August 26. For the youngest group, ages 0-6, Kassadee Jones took 1st place, reading over 4,200 minutes! She was followed by Tina Grant, 2nd place with over 1,700 minutes and Caitlyn Maxwell, 3rd  place with over 1,400 minutes. The next group, Ages 7-10, saw Luke Hobert take 1st place with almost 7,000 minutes! Alicia Enoch followed at 2nd place with over 5,000 minutes and Michelle Grant at 3rd place with over 3,800 minutes. Finally our oldest readers ages 11-14 had Rachel Adejokun taking 1st place with almost 13,000 minutes (WOW)! Hallie Hendrickson followed at 2nd place with almost 8,500 minutes and Tyler Mathieson took 3rd place with almost 8,400 minutes. Congratulations to each of these super readers and all those that participated in this year’s program! 

Names of Top Readers - SR 2017

Age Range

Last Name

First Name

School

Grade

Number of Min

Prize

age 0-6

Jones

Kassadee

HME

1st

4,220

1st place

age 0-6

Grant

Tina

HME

K

1,705

2nd place

age 0-6

Maxwell

Caitlyn

 

 

1,465

3rd place

age 0-6

Kipp

Aubrey

n/a

n/a

1,353

poster

age 0-6

Grant

Hailey

n/a

n/a

1,335

poster

age 0-6

Driggers

Zander

n/a

n/a

1,330

poster

age 7-10

Hobart

Luke

homeschool

6

6,920

1st place

age 7-10

Enoch

Alicia

MRI

4

5,105

2nd place

age 7-10

Grant

Michelle

HME

3

3,890

3rd place

age 7-10

Gomez

Rebekah

Rucker Elem

4

3,848

poster

age 7-10

Hobart

Troy

homeschool

5

3,390

poster

age 7-10

Frazier

Lorraine

homeschool

6

2,885

poster

age 11-14

Adejokun

Rachel

MHS

9

12,924

1st place

age 11-14

Hendrickson

Hallie

MMS

6

8,490

2nd place

age 11-14

Mathieson

Tyler

MMS

6

8,375

3rd place

age 11-14

Mathieson

Tristan

MMS

6

8,160

poster

age 11-14

Gustaveson

Maisy

MMS

7

7,290

poster

age 11-14

Johnson

Rylei

MMS

8

7,100

poster

Summer reading programs encourage children to keep reading during summer vacation. Preventing the ‘summer slide’ continues to be a main concern for children, and your Melissa Public Library provides free educational and cultural activities and programs to all Texas citizens, especially to our communities of Melissa and Anna.  

The benefits of summer reading programming for children: 

  • Motivates children to read.
  • Helps develop positive attitudes about reading, books and using the library.
  • Maintains reading skills over the summer vacation.
  • Provides access to experiences that further discovery.
  • Allows for cooperative play and learning.
  • Points children to careers and opportunities in the future.  

To accomplish this, Melissa Public Library, the Friends of the Melissa Public Library and generous community and business friends have sponsored the following summer events. 

  • Making crafts such as leather bookmarks, building bird feeders, and decorating bottles, allowing the children to build their imaginations
  • Kids learned first aid care and how to build stronger bodies and character with Martial Arts.
  • Hands-on plant programs taught children to grow a better world.
  • Children made their own ice cream, sand jar critters, and built with color by using paint chips!
  • Meeting the mini-horses, honeybees, worms, therapy dogs, and seeing a dairy cow being milked were amazing to kids.
  • Everyone had a special chance to view the eclipse and learn about different ways to watch
  • Children built potato (and even lemon!) clocks with Mr. Richard Johnson to learn about electrical engineering
  • Melissa ISD Police and Transportation as well as City of Melissa Public Works all brought fun vehicles for kids to experience.  

All of these great events and experiences were FREE to the children and families in our community, and that would not be possible without the following groups, businesses and individuals who have contributed to the success of the reading program and to the motivation of our readers. Sincere thanks to each and every one!  

A.T.S Electrical Service 

City of Melissa 

Friends of the Melissa Public Library 

ECI (Early Childhood Intervention) 

Brookshire’s Grocery 

Frisco Rough Riders 

Incredible Bubble Show 

First National Bank of Trenton 

Chipotle Reading Program 

Farmers Insurance 

Lowes 

Urgent Care for Kids in McKinney 

Halo Realty Group 

Anna Dental 

Service First Mortgage 

Dairy Queen of McKinney 

Legoland 

Seaworld 

In-N-Out 

Sparkles and Swords 

Face Painting with Victoria Lawrence 

Palio’s in Melissa 

Texas Poison Center Network 

Melissa City Fire Department 

Texas Astronomical Society of Dallas 

Family Health Center of Melissa 

Southwest Dairy Farmers 

Collin County Honey Bee Association 

Electrical Engineering with Richard Johnson 

Alliance of Therapy Dogs 

MiniEncounters of Melissa 

Atmos Energy 

DMD Tae Kwon DO 

Melissa ISD 

Anna ISD 

And thanks to the parents, who encouraged and recorded in the reading logs. And love, respect and special recognition to the children and youth of Anna and Melissa for reading and trying so hard. You are the BEST!

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