Books, Bucks, & BINGO bring many children to the Library

Thursday, July 6, 2017
(Photos by Megan Sabin)

The fourth program for the Summer Reading theme of “Build a Better World” was “Books, Bucks, and Bingo” which took place on Wednesday, June 28 at 10 a.m. at the Remsen Public Library. Employees from American Bank in Remsen came by to read a book to the children called, “Curious George Saves His Pennies” by H. A. Rey. The following is a synopsis of the book, “When George decides to save up for that special red train in the toy store, he doesn’t realize how long it will take—or how hard he’ll have to work for his money. But when the time finally arrives to take his very full piggy bank to the toy store—surprise!—George loses it. Can this day, and George’s hard-won earnings, be saved?”. Children were then asked questions about the different values of coins and how many coins it takes to make dollars. After the story-time, children all received a Bingo card. American Bank and Library employees walked around helping children read their cards, as well as some of the older children helping the younger ones. Many prizes were available for children to win. The Bingo cards and wheel were graciously lent to the library by WesTel Systems and the Catholic Order of Foresters.