That was the verdict of one young reader at our Evergreen Branch this past Wednesday night. She was referring to the annual Mayor's Award, a celebration of the accomplishments of Everett kids who managed to complete their reading goal this summer.
What made her so happy? She, along with almost 100 kids at the Branch (and another 100 at the Main Library) met the Mayor and received a colorful certificate commemmorating her effort. Then she got to visit the face painter and the balloon artist, enjoy the refreshments, play with bubbles, and make a pipe cleaner and bead craft.
Volunteers from the Friends of the Library, who provide a huge amount of monetary support for this program, were on hand to help. They also encouraged attendees and their parents to "like" us on Facebook, and post any photos they wanted to share of the festivities. Amazingly, someone had posted a photo even before the event was over.
I would also like to extend a special thanks to Peninsular Lodge #95 F & AM for providing us with 8 grand prizes. The lucky kids who won the drawing for the prizes got to pick either a bike or a scooter, and go shopping to pick out exactly what they wanted. The Masons even provided a bike helmet and a lock and chain for each bike. I am so impressed with their generosity.