Summer Fun Circa 1974

By Sandy H. 

As a child, I participated in our town library’s summer reading program.

As an incentive to read, the librarian created a bulletin board filled with bookworms. The board was marked off at 10 book intervals, ending with 100. Children were allowed to move “their” worm forward based on the number of books read. After giving my weekly oral book reports to a library volunteer, I was allowed to move the worm with my name on it up the chart. I liked that.

During that summer, I read over 100 books. My worm was off the chart, hovering above most of the others.

I am grateful to my mother for taking me to the library many times a week. She truly helped to promote reading and modeled good reading habits for me. Thanks, Mom!

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