Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:30pm

Lindbergh libraryWith the support of Lindbergh Principal Lindsay Maglio, Reading Interventionist Nicole Quandt and Library Media Technology Specialist Mandy Meloy will be making the library available to families on eight separate dates throughout the summer - and families from other schools are invited to join the fun!

Since Lindbergh is not a Summer School site this year and crossing the highway to the nearest public library is difficult for children, they are partnering with the Madison Public Library to keep the Lindbergh Library open to help decrease the effects of the summer reading slide and bring families together. The library will be open on Wednesdays from 4-8pm on June 14, 21, 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, and August 2. Note: This is a not a drop-in program and all children must be accompanied by an adult.

They hope Lindbergh families and others who don't have easy access to summer opportunities will take advantage of this time to embrace the joy of reading and participate in family-oriented activities, and realize the important role a school library has in welcoming and bringing families together! Available activities will include storytime, checking out books, creating with makerspace, and exploring new technology. Families are also encouraged to bring a picnic, play at the playground, eat at Lindbergh's new garden benches - and even harvest food from the school garden as it's available! Students will be able to go home with a free used book each day they are there and can also check out books from the library. Prizes and incentives will be offered for summer reading, and if they reach a certain book total, there will be an all-school surprise in the fall.

Questions? Contact Nicole Quandt, Lindbergh Elementary/Reading Interventionist, nquandt@madison.k12.wi.us or Mandy Meloy, Lindbergh LMTS, almeloy@madison.k12.wi.us

 garden benches with garden in the background at Lindberghpicnic tables with Lindbergh's mural in the background

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