It’s All About Reading! Happenings in the Liberty Library
The big event last month was the 13th annual Quest for the Crown reading competition, featuring 24 students from grades 3 to 5 on four teams – the Dangerous Dragons, the Black Mustangs, the Dazzling Dolphins, and the Super Seals.
These students read the 10 books nominated from the Triple Crown Awards that encourage students to read wholesome and uplifting books.
At the end of three extremely close and competitive rounds, the Dragons emerged as the 2019 Crown Champions. Congratulations to the victors: Kaylee Bajorek, Cody Burton, Cade Carlson, Drake Hawpe, Sienna Morris, and Taryn Ritchie.
We are delighted at the number of students reading the Crown books this year, and thankful for the parents and teachers who have been encouraging them. The program officially ends with our Crown Voting Days, April 25–26 and 29–30, when students in grades 3–5 who have read at least three of the books may participate in choosing their favorite.
Seeking to put more good books into students’ hands, the library recently hosted the spring Scholastic Book Fair, with its abundant (not too scary) “Dino-Mite” dinosaur décor, fun, and excitement.
The fair was a success, especially in one very notable regard: Students and parents alike generously donated to the fair’s “All for Books” drive with their spare change and rounded-up purchase amounts.
The money was used to buy new books for children who will accompany their parents to eat at Our Daily Bread, a soup kitchen in Denton, starting when the school year ends. We are overwhelmed by the response and know that this generosity is the “Warrior Way” at work.
Thank you to all who help us to make the library a very special place for our children by your volunteer work and encouragement.