But back to the Reading Program, you have to read five books and then you turn in your ticket for a prize. After reading 20 books you get a...wait for it...NEW BOOK of your very own! My only complaint with that is that the selection is rather limited and, as you might guess, I'm rather picky about what books my girls bring home.
That little quibble aside, it's a great program and the girls love it. The prizes are just little carnival type do-dads: rubber ducks, squishy rubber balls and the like. Our girls seem to choose a favorite prize each year that they bring home again and again. One year it was rubber ducks, one year it was jump ropes.
This year it's microphones. Yes, "Echo Microphones" which take Polly's
Whatever happened to librarians encouraging us "Shhhh?" I love our library but I can assure you that librarians do not ask people to be quiet any more. Probably because people can't put their cell phones away for the fifteen minutes it takes to pick out a few books or magazines. But I digress.
Polly informs me that "because we have enough microphones now" when a friend comes over this afternoon, "we will have a concert".
So if I complain of a headache in the next few blog posts, you'll know why.