Text and photos by Sophia
On the office window there is a chart showing the number of books each person has read. Every time you read a book, you write a summary for it, and hand both the book and the summary in to our librarian, Ms. Selma. Then she will tape a petit paper book next to your name. After you have read ten books and written ten summaries you get a check mark on the chart along with the permission to go to the sleepover.
The library sleepover is a fun way to get kids reading. Most kids go home, do their homework, and then plunk down onto the couch for some TV, or fling themselves onto their bed to play Nintendo. Not many read after doing their homework. The library sleepover motivates kids to drop the remote control and pick up their books just by the reward of getting to sleep at the library, watching a movie in the library, play some board games in the library, and having pancakes for breakfast! Yummmmmy! Lasts year’s sleepover was great, this year’s will be will most definitely be way better!