The summer program is in full swing and we are having a blast. Close to 100 people braved the detour and attended our kick off event with Randy Peterson and over 100 kids have signed up for the program so far. Summer is busy here at the Library but we wouldn't have it any other way. Like many other libraries around the country, the Sturm Memorial Library is moving away from rewarding participants with various prizes for achieving certain benchmarks in their summer reading. Rewarding kids for something they might well enjoy doing has actually been proven to diminish that enjoyment. By participating in our two tiered program kids can get a book of their choosing,choose to have a book donated to the Library in their name or both We started this program last year and it was received enthusasistically by kids and parents. So how is it that the Library can do this? It's because of the generosity of the Manawa business community. The following businesses have donated funds to the Library to allow us to provide kids with the opportunity to feel the pride of giving and the joy of having a favorite book of their own.
Please thank these businesses with your patronage and tell the owners how much you appreciate their support of the Library. It will be fun for them to see and hear their gift acknowledged by people who use the Library.
*Donation of $50.00 or more