WDC's Ice Cream for Books gets kids exCited for books!
Wadena-Deer Creek children scooped up oodles of books at Wadena-Deer Creek Elementary’s “Ice Cream for Books” on Thursday, April 9.
In its 12th year now, Ice Cream for Books is an event that encourages families with young children to read and recycle books. This free, school-sponsored event features a book swap, book bingo, a free book-a-minute giveaway, story time and, of course, ice cream treats. The book swap is always a favorite as children donate books and collects tickets to receive a number of gently-used books in return.
WDC Title I teachers Pam Hanson, Shirley Luttrell and Carol Tornquist coordinate this much-anticipated event, open to children ages preschool to fourth grade. Hanson said once again this year’s Ice Cream for Books was a fantastic turnout.
“Ice Cream for Books was a great success,” Hanson said. “It was awesome to see how excited the students get about books.”
Hanson said the event couldn’t take place without the legion of WDC staff who volunteer their time to work at the program held from 6 to 7:30 p.m.
“Thanks to all the staff who volunteered at the event or help with setting up. A special thanks to the custodians for all their work with set-up and cleanup,” said Hanson.