Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2008 - The Year in Review

2008 was a busy year in Children's Services! Here are some highlights:

In January 2008 musicians from the Fort Wayne Philharmonic performed pieces from Beethoven Lives Upstairs in the Jeffrey R. Krull Gallery.

In February 2008, the winners of the Your Reading Pet Photo Contest were announced.

In March 2008 over 300 children & adults attended the Homeschool Sneak Preview.

In April 2008 the kids in the Early Reader Roundup group practiced their emotions with Mo Willem's Elephant & Piggie characters.

In May 2008 Time 2 Chime, the homeschool handchime choir, finished off their year of practice with a live performance.

In June 2008, Fritz the GermanFest dog stopped by Children's Services to sign up for the Catch the Reading Bug Summer Reading Program.

In July 2008 kids had the opportunity to meet a ballet dancer from the Fort Wayne Ballet as part of a special SmartStart Preschool Storytime.

In August 2008 kids displayed their good sportsmanship and concentration skills at the Children's Services Chess Tournament.

In September 2008 things got very fancy at the Fancy Nancy Tea Party.

In October 2008 the Art Out of the Box kids painted two cars on the Library Plaza.

In November 2008 hundreds of children and grown ups enjoyed performances by Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Players.

On December 31, 2008 we prepared for another wonderful year!

Please remember: The Main Library and all branches of the ACPL will close at 5pm today & will be closed all day tomorrow. Please visit early to pick up your books and other materials. The Main Library will re-open on Friday, January 2nd at 9am. Branch libraries will re-open at 10am.

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