Nearly 2,500 attended summer reading programs at Medina library

Provided photos: Wolcottsville Wildlife in Akron was a popular exhibitor on July 18.

Posted 20 August 2019 at 7:33 pm

Press Release, Lee-Whedon Memoiral Library

MEDINA – Lee-Whedon Memorial Library had a fantastic summer reading program this year. This year’s theme was “A Universe of Stories.” Our staff offered 64 programs that were attended by 2,424 children, teens and adults.

A crayon initiative resulted in more than 40 pounds of crayons being donated.

Children read 1,035 books, teens read 933 books, and adults read 685 books. Library staff gave away over 200 books to participants.

We partnered with the YMCA, Medina Parks and Rec, Medina Central School, and multiple local daycare centers to offer programming.

In addition to providing literacy and reading focused programs, our staff helped foster better global citizens. Children, teens, and adults learned about local animal conservation and rehabilitation efforts, different cultures from around the world, and the importance of donating to charity. Participants donated 50 pounds of food to a local animal sanctuary, 40-plus pounds of crayons to the Crayon Initiative, and many boxes of food for the local food pantry.

Our weekly STEM programs focused on space, coding, and robotics which strengthened critical thinking and deductive reasoning skills.

Overall, the summer program was a great success in preparing children and teens for the future. Thank you to everyone who participated and we look forward to seeing you at the library!

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