And in the end…

…we ate cake and cookies and brownie cupcakes and got to visit with the town fire truck.
Yes, the end of summer reading is here, and the finale picnic was a LOT of fun.  The kids had a blast with the fire truck and all the fire truck’s accoutrements (hats and boots and coats), and we went through a huge amount of yummy desserts.  Rumor has it that some kids decided to forgo their proper lunch in order to have more room for dessert, but I take no responsibility for that!

So tomorrow is the very last day of summer reading, and I’ve already begun to put some of the summer stuff away.  By the close of the day tomorrow, there won’t be a trace of the summer reading program left in the children’s room, and we’ll all have to start turning our focus towards (gasp!) the school year.  I hope that everyone else has had as much fun this summer as I have; though a few months ago the organizing of the program seemed like a gargantuan task, now it’s just a collection of happy memories.  And, shockingly, I can’t wait ’til next year!  We’ll see what I can cook up for next summer…

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  1. 2 Responses to “and in the end…”
    1. liz fickett Says:
    August 18th, 2006 at 9:38 am
    I have no doubt that next year’s summer program will surpass this year’s in creativity and fun. After enjoying your blog about all the events this summer, I am convinced that Harvard P.L. is one of the luckiest libraries around, to have you as their children’s librarian. Such enthusiasm and joy in the job brings a love of reading to your young public. We school teachers love to have librarians such as you spark an interest in our students.
    That said, after packing away everything today I hope you have a great vaca, plenty of r & r, and plenty of those brown bottles in your fridge (which I can’t remember the funny name of). Enjoy yourself, you’ve certainly worked for it! Hi to Jim, too.
    2. Abby Says:
    August 21st, 2006 at 1:47 pm
    Thanks for the kind words! I hope you’re right…though I think that I still have a LOOOONG way to go in my career as a children’s librarian. Definitely still in the learning phase!

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