A big Little Read thank you

The end of November brings another year of NEA Big Read Lakeshore and Little Read Lakeshore festivities to an end.

On behalf of everyone on the Little Read team, thank you to everyone who made it such a successful year. From all of the participating libraries and classrooms, to everyone who attended the events, we are grateful for positive involvement. 

This year, the Little Read made great strides of improvement. We became a much more formalized program by creating logos, making t-shirts, working with local schools, implementing a dance program and more. Taking these steps has launched the Little Read to the next level and none of it would have been possible without the generous funding from Michigan Humanities.

The following pictures are from some of our favorite moments involving the Little Read. 

The Kick Off event

The Kick Off event was an amazing way to kickstart the program’s events. 

Story time at Rose Park Christian School.

This year we had over 19 preschools and elementary schools involved. The Little Read program would not be the same without the enthusiasm and interest of students and teachers. 

Strike Time performing at Holland Christian.

Our dance program Strike Time made over 25 performances to participating schools. What a fun way to get the kids excited about reading! 

Abby at WGVU/NPR.

Our amazing Social Media Manager, Abby, and our Executive Director, Deb (not pictured) had the chance to speak on air with Shelley Irwin on WGVU/NPR about both the books for Little Read and Big Read. 

One of the baby chickens from Critter Barn.

Each event was unique and offered something special for the kids. Herrick District Library partnered with the Critter Barn who brought baby chickens, Hens, and a Rooster. It was a great interactive event that allowed kids hands on involvement. 

Although this years events are finished, be sure to keep following us on social media and stayed tuned for updates regarding next year’s books! 

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