Summer Fun Book Club

Beginning June 26, 2013

WHAT:LOTS of FUN reading activities, including visits from the Forsyth County Library’s Bookmobile. Adult and youth volunteers will be available to help students select books and to read with children of ALL ages!
WHERE:Ashley Elementary School on Wednesdays, beginning June 26th. We will kick-off the Summer Fun Book Club activities with the Bookmobile’s first visit at 12:00 noon on June 26, 2012!
WHEN:Volunteers will visit Ashley each Wednesday, June 26 through August 7, (except July 3rd) between 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM. We willread with students, encouraging them to keep their skills sharp over the summer break. The program will conclude with a SUMMER’S END READING CELEBRATION on August 21st, when parents, teachers, and friends are invited to join us! It will be lots of fun!Read, read,read!
SAVE THE DATES: June 26, July 10, 17, 24, 31, and August 7, 2013. JOIN THE BOOK CLUB!!!


Pics from Wednesday, July 10.  Thanks to all the volunteers

Getting instructions at the garden DSCF3449 Mary Jac Brennan DSCF3451 Tasting mint The watering boys A very helpful Volunteer Bookmobile DSCF3458 Cafeteria with YMCA volunteers DSCF3460 DSCF3461 DSCF3462 DSCF3463 DSCF3465 DSCF3466 DSCF3467 DSCF3468 DSCF3470 DSCF3471


SO FAR, SUMMER FUN BOOK CLUB 2013 has been INCREDIBLE, thanks to our wonderful volunteers, community partners, appreciative students, supportive Ashley Staff, and MANY BOOK DONATIONS!  LET’S MAKE THE LAST TWO SESSIONS THE BEST EVER! We have registered over 200 students, ages 2-15!  We have given out over 1000 books, and with the addition of the “Gardening Activities” (which included “veggie tasting” of raw green beans and squash this past week… AND MANY CHILDREN REALLY LIKED THEM!), our joint efforts have brightened the summer for ALL participants. PLUS we had a RECORD 18 volunteers this week!!!! YEAH!!! All of you are welcome to help with the final gardening event (creating and eating a salad… yum yum!) which will be on 7/31,  and the last two BOOK CLUB sessions, on 7/31 and 8/7.  I will be out of town on August 7; thanks Kate, Peggy, Debbie, and Ms. Cahill for being TEAM LEADERS that day!
LOOKING AHEAD:  Our “SUMMER FUN BOOK CLUB BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION” will be on Wednesday, August 21 at NOON in the Ashley Cafeteria.  We will welcome the 90 Ashley Staff “back to school” (teachers return the week of August 19) and celebrate with many of the BOOK CLUB students.  TO MAKE THIS EVENT GREAT, WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!