And just like that, Summer Reading Camp is over. Whew !! We planned, we prepped, we decorated, we anticipated…..for weeks. And, in what seems like a heartbeat, it’s over. We’re tired, and we’re kinda sad. We really enjoyed having all the kids with us, over the week.  And when you see some of the young ones cry because they don’t wanna go home, oh my, it just melts your heart. One asked if he could come back next week and do it again. That….that is what made all the work and all the being tired, worth it.

   We all stayed inside today, as the weather was just too humid for the kiddos to be outdoors. Talk about a full house. We had the Sit & Stitch group here, and had 40ish kiddos working on projects. Our last day started off with Miss Amy reading A Dolphin’s Wish and we learned how to keep our oceans safe for the animals living there. Miss Amy’s group, with the help of the Sit & Stitch ladies, sewed dolphin bookmarks, while Miss Connie’s group read A House For Hermit Crab and made paper plate hermit crabs using dobbers and handprints. They turned out so cute.

   After our crafts were finished, the kiddos all gathered on the floor and we finished our camp, watching Finding Dory and having snacks. Miss Liz made the most adorable ocean treats for the kids, and at the end of the movie, all the kids went home with a goodie bag, full of a bookmark, a glow bracelet, a shell ornament made by Miss Liz, a vinyl ocean bracelet, play-doh, a Brag Tag, and the best part….a coupon for a FREE Ice Cream from Uncle Sonny’s Ice Cream Shoppe in Chester.

   What a week we had y’all. What a week. A HUGE Thank You to all who brought the kiddos out to spend a whale of a time with us. Thanks to all the kiddos who made it an ocean full of fun, and to my staff, Liz & Amy, who never ‘SEA”ses to amaze me with their support and hard work.

   Remember to swim on over to our Facebook page at Lynn Murray Memorial Library,  to ‘catch’ all the photos and videos from our week.

                                                                                                                                  See ya soon

  Miss Connie