Library book review rewards for Aug. 8, 2012

Juneau’s youth are reading or being read to this summer and local businesses are recognizing the importance of literacy. As kids write book reviews for the libraries, they are entered in a drawing for prizes from local businesses, often gift certificates. This will be the last of our summer books reviews by kids.

This has been part of our Summer Reading Program which kicked off on June 1 at the three public libraries. Continuing in August are: a free movie on the second Sunday of the month, Aug. 12, 3 p.m., at the Douglas Library and the second annual performance by the Roustabout Circus at the Douglas Library/Fall Hall at 3 p.m. on Aug. 18. Storytimes and toddler times are now on break and will begin again on Aug. 27 for the Fall Programming.

Mendenhall Valley Library:

Madeline Tingey, age 2, won a gift certificate from Peer Amid Beads

Book read: Knuffle Bunny by Mo Williams

Why chosen: Bunny!

Why finished: Had to see what happened to Trixie

Who else might like it: Everyone!

Kaleb Campbell, age 7, won a gift certificate from the Alaska Shirt Company

Book read: Bertil and the Bathroom Elephants by Inger Lindahl

Why chosen: My dad picked it our at bedtime

Why finished: Because the boy is like me

Who else might like it: A boy who likes elephants

Downtown Library:

Login Grant, age 4, won a tram pass from Mount Roberts Tramway

Book Read: Grandfather Buffalo by Jim Arnosky

Why chosen: The picture of the buffalo on the cover

Why finished: Because grandma kept reading

Who else might like it: Payton

Caden Haygood, age 5, won a gift certificate from Peer Amid Beads

Book Read: The Giant Cabbage by Cherie Stihler

Why chosen: Because I liked it

Why finished: I had not read it ever and it was the best book in the whole world…truly

Who else might like it: Dylan

Bryce Haygood, age 2, won a gift certificate to the Amazing Book Store

Book read: Tom by Tomie dePaola

Why chosen: Because he got some chicken feet

Why finished: Because I did

Who else might like it: Jay, Dylan,Cecile

Douglas Library:

Annika Schwartz, age 8, won a gift certificate from the Observatory Book Store

Ghost Elementary by Marcia Jones and Debbie Dadey

Why chosen: The cover looked cool and I really wanted to read it.

Why finished: There was a mystery and I wanted to figure it out.

Who else might like it: I think that Annabella might like it.

Minta Schwartz, age 6, won a gift certificate from the Trove Shop

The Giggler Treatment by Roddy Doyle

Why chosen: It was like

Why finished: Bekaz I liked it so much

Who else might like it: Liam

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A big thank you to Bartlett Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation department

Thank you to the staff and patients of Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department for their donation of baby food. This much-needed donation is critical for providing healthy food to young family members, who are most in need of nutritious food. We should always remember that “healthy choices fight heart disease.” Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department’s special, specific donation reminds us that the health of our children is the first step towards a long and healthy life, and their generosity is overwhelming. This donation will make a difference in the lives of babies and their families in need. Thank you Bartlett’s Cardiac Rehabilitation Department!

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