Local children “survived” the first event of “Voyage to Book Island,” the theme for this year’s summer reading program at Storm Memorial Library in Windsor. The survivor theme was incorporated into programs for both the “Read to Me’s” and “Readers” reading groups. Both groups also enjoyed a presentation on how to survive a house fire by Windsor Volunteer Firefighter Jeremy Voris. The children also enjoyed asking questions about being a fireman, touring the fire engine and honking the horn.

The “Read to Me” group heard a story on personal safety and later drew survival bags representing items they would remove from their home in the event of an emergency. All students who read for an hour and a half on their own over the past week were given a prize of a reading armband and Haylee Reynolds won the tote bag.

In addition to hearing from firefighter Voris, the Readers also heard from Dave Witt, a Boy Scout leader from Stewardson, who addressed the group on forest survival skills. The Readers also participated in the survival bag activity and played an “Island Castaway” logic game to simulate what situations may arise if they were lost on a deserted island. All of the students in this group who read for an hour and half also received a reading armband and Bailey Fleshner was the winner of a tote bag.

It is not too late to register your child for the summer reading program. Each program takes place on Tuesdays at Storm Memorial Library in Windsor. The “Read to Me” (ages 3-6) meet from 10:30-11:30 a.m. and the Readers (ages 7-12) meet from 1:30-2:30 p.m. To register your child, please call the library at 459-2498.

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