Every Summer the Patchogue-Medford Library, along with libraries around the country, run Summer Reading Clubs for Children, Teens and Adults. You can register for those programs online. Click read more for more information.
Kids are racing through books as part of Patchogue-Medford Library’s Summer Reading Club, and that race began after a fun, athletics-themed promotional video blew the start whistle.
Kelly Booth, a librarian in the Children’s and Parents’ Services (CAPS) department, produced the video along with Michael Marcin in order to find a new way to tell kids about the program.
“Every June the children’s librarians take turns visiting the elementary schools to promote the Summer Reading Club to the students,” Booth said. “For many years we just spoke to the children and verbally explained it to them, but after a while it got boring and we wanted to do something different to get the children more excited about joining.”
Booth began working on story ideas in January as well as writing its script, and then in March Marcin met with her to begin going over logistics. They then set up two days in April to film at both the library and at Patchogue-Medford High School, and made a separate appointment with the school district’s superintendent, Dr. Michael Hynes.
“Dr. Hynes is so wonderful and supportive of the library. I just simply sent him an email asking him if he would be willing to appear in our video and he immediately agreed,” Booth said.
Kids participated in the video as well, running on the high school track as well as in the library. They joined the production through a blurb that Booth put in the library’s newsletter that asked for volunteers.
After filming, Marcin edited the video together over the course of a week, leading into the version that is now posted on Patchogue-Medford Library’s YouTube channel.
Booth, who also works on the library’s Winter Reading Club program, said that she also has a personal goal to get her daughter excited about reading.
“I also live in the district and have a child entering kindergarten in the fall so my goal was to sign her up for the club and try to read as many books together as we can before school starts,” Booth said.
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