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from Del Webb Library at Indian Land
More than 200 children, from preschool age through fifth grade, got the scoop on reading in May during Children’s Book Week at the Del Webb Library at Indian Land.
Funded by the Indian Land Rotary Club, the theme for Children’s Book Week was “Ice Cream for Books.”
Readers were given prize cards and encouraged to read any five books during that week. A librarian then punched the card for every book read or listened to and the punchcards were re-deemed for ice cream sundaes.
The children also enjoyed other ice-cream-themed events during the week, including special storytimes, movies and family night, and received information packets on the library’s summer reading program.
The Del Webb Teen Library Advisory Board assisted the library staff with the week’s activities.
Cheryl Brown, youth services librarian at Del Webb Library at Indian Land, said each school-age child also received a free book paid for by the IL Rotary Club grant.
Brown said the books were selected from the Lancaster County School District’s required summer reading list.
She said it’s important to encourage young readers to improve their literacy skills.
“Hundreds of new books were handed out to local Indian Land residents,” said Brown, who also said she was pleased by the community’s response to the events.
A total of 221 children attended the week’s activities and all of them filled their punch cards to enjoy ice cream sundaes.