SP Town Library ends first week of reading camp with face painting
Monday, July 22nd, 2013
The San Pedro Town Library concluded their first summer reading camp and are preparing for the second one. The camp for children ages 5 to 7, ended on Friday July 19th with a face painting event where the students were also given small gifts as a token of participation. 20 excited and energetic children took part in the first week of reading camp.
According to Iracela Acosta, Senior Assistant Librarian at the San Pedro Town Library, the first camp was a great success. “The theme for this year’s camp is Extinct and Endangered Animals. We emphasized the animals through arts and craft, paintings, storytelling, reading, puzzles, games and even a nature walk. We took the children to the beach and collected shells for our craft session as well. All in all it was a great week,” explained Acosta. At the end of the reading camp, the participants were given a small snack and a gift package which consisted of school supplies.
Two community members Melody Wolfe and Ampi Castillo were happy to have contributed their time and talent on the last day of the camp where the children took turns to have colorful animals painted on their faces.
They were eager to display their painted faces to the media and even took the opportunity to pose for the cameras. “We would like to ask the community to be a little more supportive of the reading camp. We are in need of donations whether it is in the form of cash or otherwise. Every day we provide the participants with a healthy snack and a fresh juice and that is what we use the donations for. Donations are important to make these camps a success,” explained Accosta.
The second week of the reading camp is organized annually by the San Pedro Town Public Library starts on July Monday 22nd and ends on the 26th for children ages 8 to 10 years. For additional information regarding the camp contact Iracela Acosta at 206-2028. The San Pedro Town Library takes the opportunity to thank all those who have assisted and attended this year’s camp.
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