Summer reading program sees increase at Lee-Whedon in Medina

Posted 12 August 2022 at 3:55 pm

Photos courtesy of Lee-Whedon Memorial Library: Repco Wildlife brought in reptiles for the kids to learn about on Aug. 5 as part of the “Oceans of Possibilities” summer reading program.

Press Release, Lee-Whedon Memorial Library

MEDINA – The Lee-Whedon Memorial Library concluded its six-week summer reading program this week. Attendance is estimated at 1,550 for the six weeks, which is up about 200 from last year’s summer program.

The library’s children and teen programs included wildlife visits, a visit from Santa, weekly STEM activities, magic, crafts, story times and a giant water slide.

Programs focused on connecting children and teens with nature. Miss Sharon offered interactive outdoor movie nights with a water theme.

Miss Kelsie and Miss Sam enriched the lives of our community’s kids. Both received grants to offset the cost of this year’s summer programs.

Miss Kelsie offered two reading challenges for children in addition to her weekly programming. Miss Sam offered a teen and an adult reading challenge for the summer. They gave away lots of great swag including books, games, and toys to participants who reached their reading goals. Summer Reading challenges run through August 26 so there is still plenty of time to spend reading a good book!

The library hosted weekly STEM programs that drew a crowd of children.

The Medina Parks program brought groups over for Miss Kelsie’s bubble mania.

An inflatable slide was available for the kickoff of the summer reading program.