Letter to the Editor: Reading program a success

Letter to the Editor: Reading program a success

Michele Ellson

Editor:

The Alameda Free Library’s 2013 Summer Reading Program was a huge success. With over 3,000 kids, teens, and adults participating in the Reading is So Delicious program, this year’s number of participants exceeded all expectations.

We couldn't have had this level of success without the help of our amazing sponsors. Many thanks for the generosity of the Friends of the Alameda Free Library. We wouldn’t have special programming at the library at all without their help and financial support.

Thanks also to local Alameda businesses that made some of our prizes possible: Tucker’s Super-Creamed Ice Cream, Alameda Natural Grocery, Encinal Market, Feel Good Bakery, Nob Hill, Safeway, and Trader Joe’s.

We’d also like to thank the Alameda Recreation and Park Department and the San Francisco Ferry. By providing prizes for our Summer Reading Programs, all of these businesses and organizations provide the incentive many kids need to keep reading, learning, and growing all summer long and they help remind teens and adults that reading is fun.

Sincerely,

Eva Volin, Children’s Services Librarian
Matthew Conciatori, Teen Services Librarian
Cosette Ratliff, Adult Services Librarian