Thank You letter on Teen Reading Program

  • Thu Sep 1st, 2016 9:42am
  • Life

Summer Reading


At the Ocean Shores Library this summer, local young adults have been participating in the 14th annual Teen Summer Reading Program. This year the theme was “Get in the game, Read!” 71 local teens signed up for the program and read a total of 124,155 pages over two months. The three events were attended by a total of 80 teens.

I would like to thank the local businesses that donated prizes and helped offer incentives to students that read over 1,000 pages. Without the support of our local business community, our Teen Summer Reading Program would not be such a success! Thanks to; Ace Hardware, Beach Town Toys, Buddy &Howie’s Old Fashioned Sweet Shoppe, Dugan’s Pizza, Las Maracas Mexican Restaurant, Lucky Dragon Chinese Restaurant, McDonalds, Murphy’s Ice Cream, North Coast Surf Shop, Ocean Shores Cinemas, Ocean Shores IGA, Pacific Paradise Family Fun Center, Playtime Family Fun, Red Genie Pizza, Salon Maude &Day Spa, Seaweed, Sharky’s, Shores Bowl, Viet Hoa Chinese &Vietnamese Cuisine.

I would also like to thank the Friends of the Library for supporting all the teen programs financially.

We had a great cooperation with the North Beach Jr. and Sr. High School English Teachers. These teachers collaborated with us to give extra credit to any students that finished the reading program by reading at least 1,000 pages. 28 students earned extra credit to start out the school year!

None of this would have been possible without the ideas and support of the Teen Advisory Board. The members supported the program and helped out immensely. Thanks to all of you! And thanks to Kevin Traer for making Alabama Smoked Chicken sandwiches for the July Party Rock event.

What a wonderful community that pulled together to make this summer fun for local teens.

Michelle Traer

Ocean Shores Library