Anna really takes after me in a few things — like her insatiable need to read. And, as it turns out, enter contests. She was very excited when she found out our library branch was giving the kids ballots to enter a draw every time they bring in their list of books read for the TD Summer Reading program. We’ve been going once or twice a week all summer as a result. I think the librarian told my kidlets that they’re some of the biggest contributors this summer — maybe that has something to do with regularly coming in with a list of 78 books read…? Last week Anna found out that she’d won one of the weekly draws so we went to pick up her gift basket. She’s already used her gift certificate for the Friends of the Ottawa Library Used Book Sale to get started on more books for next week’s list! 🙂
If the kids at our library branch read a total of 5000 books this summer, the library staff have agreed to dress up in costumes for a week (last year, one was a gorilla and another was a giant banana!) so we’re pretty excited at our house to see what happens when the goal is met!