Thursday, September 24, 2020

NEWSPAPER PUBLISHED WEEKLY ON WEDNESDAY • WEBSITE UPDATED WEEKLY FOR THURSDAY

Home Letter to the Editor Letter to the Editor: "Paws to Read" Summer Reading Program

Letter to the Editor: “Paws to Read” Summer Reading Program

Colusa’s Libraries Complete
“Paws to Read”
Summer Reading Program 2014

This year’s “Pawformance” of Colusa’s Summer Reading program “PAWS TO READ” was fantastic! All branch libraries participated with a total of approximately 183 children throughout the county registered for the program. The children were asked to read 15 to 30 minutes a day and log it on their reading logs. All registered children received a plastic book bag, bookmark, book log, pencil and eraser, and the option to pick up home activity sheets which included crossword searches, word jumble, word searches and paw print matching, return them and receive a prize. The program ran for 4 weeks with weekly reading, crafts, and different activities.

The program encouraged the children to read on a daily basis. Colusa main library began their program with a stuffed animal parade, in which children were asked to bring in their favorite stuffed animal then paraded around the block. These animals were judged for the Smallest, Largest and Most Unusual animal, and the winner received a certificate.

The children learned a LIBRARY spelling cheer which was repeated every week using pom poms, experienced wonderful dog stories, crafts and fun music movement activity using Hula Hoops and a Limbo stick.

At the main library the children had a few special guests. Dogs were brought in, and the children took turns reading to the dogs. Another special guest was Officer Swift from the William’s Police department along with his canine partner Officer Rowdy, who pleased the children with the exhibition of his training skills.

Games and activities at the libraries included Scooby Doo and Izzy the elephant bean bag toss, Driving with (Hula)Hoops using the music of the Beach Boys, charades acting out various animal paw prints and the limbo. Crafts included a yarn dog, CD dog, Tug-of-War rope and a straw/popsicle stick picture frame.

This year out of the 183 registered children, we had a total of approximately 111 complete the 4 week program. Prizes were given out to the two top readers at each library branch, for those that read the most minutes that were logged onto their reading logs. CONGRATULATIONS TO THOSE WINNERS!!!! GREAT JOB!

I would like to see the children continue reading during the school year and also continue visiting their libraries in their communities. I also hope that the Summer Reading program encouraged, challenged and enabled the children to continue the fun reading, and helped avoid the “Summer learning loss” during the 4 weeks of the program.

I would like to “Thank” the Colusa Impact store, for donating items for crafts, Pam DeRoss from the Colusa Animal Shelter, Kathy Moran and Cielo Castanon-Tercero for bringing their dogs in for the children to read to, Officer K. Swift & his canine partner Officer Rowdy for the fantastic entertainment skills he exhibited. It was a wonderful learning experience for the children, Irene Cruz for creating our Scooby Doo activity. A Huge Special Thanks to Ann Amsden and Marilyn Acree, and Pam Niehues for all your hours and imput, and all the young adult volunteers who helped make this year’s program fun and a great positive experience to all the children who participated.

THANK YOU ALL!
Lupe Ramos
Children’s Program Coordinator
Colusa County Library
738 Market Street, Colusa
(530) 458-7671

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editorhttps://williamspioneer.com
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at lloyd@colusacountynews.net or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

More News

Three killed on I-5 in two separate accidents 

Three people were killed on Interstate 5 in Colusa County over a five day period in two separate accidents.  A Yuba City couple were killed...

Garden Club Plant Sale

The Garden Club of Colusa County hosted their fall plant sale in the Davison Pavilion in Colusa on Saturday, Sept. 8. The event, which...

Coaches Corner: Dan Kiely

Soccer in Colusa County has a long history of competitive play and a major contributor to that tradition is Colusa High School boys’ soccer...

First Patriot Day ceremony held at Williams Elementary School

Students who attend Williams Elementary School were not alive 19 years ago when hijackers used airplanes as weapons of destruction to kill nearly 3,000...

Distance learning raises questions about home imagery

Editors Note: The article has been updated from the print version to correct the spelling of Tiffany Sines. Distance learning seems to be more challenging...

Local Government

County appoints new Airport Advisory Committee

The Colusa County Board of Supervisors on Sept. 1 appointed seven members to the newly restructured Airport Advisory Committee. The previous committee of about 15...

Colusa Police Department: July 2020

The City of Colusa Police Department responded to 382 calls for service, up from 311 in June. There were an additional 31 calls to...

City of Colusa adopts strategy for economic development

The Colusa City Council last week adopted the final Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy, a report that will serve as a roadmap intended to diversify...

Public & Legal Notices

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-0000072 Date filed: September 11, 2020 The following persons are doing business as: GULLATT RANCH Business Address: 6880 GREENBAY ROAD, ARBUCKLE, CA 95912 Mailing...

FICTITIOUS BUSINESS NAME STATEMENT FILE NO. 2020-0000071 Date filed: September 1, 2020 The following persons are doing business as: C & C ENGINEERING Business Address: 2081 LONE STAR ROAD,...

Notice of Lien Sale

NOTICE OF LIEN SALE SEPTEMBER 20, 2020 AT 5:00 PM 423 SIOC STREET, COLUSA, CA 95932 8’  3’ GOLD WING 09/16/2020 • WPR #2020-1142

CIUDAD DE COLUSA AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA

CIUDAD DE COLUSA AVISO DE AUDIENCIA PÚBLICA AVISO SE DA A LA PRESENTE QUE la Comisión de Ciudad de Colusa y  Planificación llevará a cabo un...

CITY OF COLUSA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

CITY OF COLUSA NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Colusa and Planning Commission will hold public workshop on Wednesday, September...