OXFORD – The Oxford Memorial Library, 8 Fort Hill Park, not only hosted a successful summer reading program for children, but according to library director Nancy Wilcox, the adult reading program was a hit once again this year.
“We had 54 adults sign up to participate in the program reading a grand total of 194 books,” said Wilcox.
The library offers programs throughout the summer for children, teens and adults.
Children interested in the reading program this year took part in activities including a show and interactive worksop with writer, musician and storyteller Story Laurie, who discussed digging into the Earth and providing food for families through gardening. A plethora of other events for smaller children filled the summer months as well, including Lunch Bunch Fridays, a visit by Dan the Snakeman, and an ice cream celebration.
Teens were able to partake in a Pirate Party event, reading stories and poems about pirates; costumes were encouraged and games and crafts were on the agenda. Older children and teens had the opportunity to take part in various “craft nights,” to which the turnout was positive, according to Youth Services Coordinator Carolyn Thau.