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Read Fest '12: Success!

by Ginger Williams on April 17, 2012 in Odum Library

We had another great year for ReadFest, held last Friday on VSU’s beautiful front lawn! Odum Library welcomed 170 pre-kindergarten students to VSU to celebrate reading.

Cow posing with hands (hooves?) on hips

The Chic-Fil-A cow was on hand to keep the kids entertained.

Volunteers with one of the library's "big books"

Volunteers from the College of Education read big books to the children.

Children listening to a story and watching puppets

Dr. Ondrusek from the Master of Library and Information Science Program used puppets to tell a story.

Child getting a temporary tattoo

Things aren't all serious at Read Fest! The kids loved getting temporary tattoos. We hope their parents didn't mind too much!

Child showing off his new temporary tattoo

The kids loved showing off their new temporary tattoos.

Librarian showing off tattoo

Isn't that one of our librarians showing off her temporary tattoo? I think so!

Kids jumping rope

The kids enjoyed some time at the jumprope and hula hoop station where they were able to wiggle out some energy.

Child standing in a hula hoop

Hula hooping is harder than it looks!

The kids went through about a dozen stations overall, where they enjoyed hearing stories, watching puppet shows, meeting the Chic-Fil-A cow, getting temporary tattoos, making visors, hula hooping, and more! They all went home with goodie bags, including books donated by the Student Council of the International Reading Association (a student group within the College of Education). They seemed to have a great time, and so did our librarians and our volunteers!

Thanks to everyone involved for making Read Fest 2012 a great experience!

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