School is out and now it's time for Summer fun! Places to go, things to do, how are you going to keep those kids occupied for the next couple of months? Don't worry, we've got you covered!
We have coloring books, activity books, stickers, lots of great chapter books. And if you are looking for a suggested read, check out the Kids' Next list.
Independent booksellers from across the country have suggested their favorite reads for the Summer. I'm thrilled to have my nomination included on the list("Silly Doggy" a very cute picture book).
Need ideas for places to go? Be sure to check out our new and used travel books. Mushroom hunting, bird watching, camping, what do you want to do?
Becky attended a meeting at Martin Luther King Elementary School to discuss different ways organizations in the county could help students and their families.
One way that we can help is stock up their "pantry" for their backpack meals program. So, we are having a food drive next Friday and Saturday(June 29th and 30th). How can you help? Bring in canned goods.
For each can of food, you will receive 1% off your cash or credit card purchase. You may donate up to 10 cans of food for a 10% discount. We will be doing this a couple of times during the summer. It is one small way we can all make a big difference.
FIND WALDO LOCAL!
Are you ready to have some fun? 21 Clark County local businesses are participating in a Find Local hunt. "Where's Waldo" is celebrating his 25th Anniversary. 250 bookstores across the country have partnered up with r local businesses in their communities for a "Where's Waldo" event, sponsored by Candlewick, Waldo's publisher.
Starting July 1st, you can stop in here at Vintage and pick up a list at the participating businesses. For every business that you go into and locate the Waldo standee, you will be given a card that says "I found Waldo at...". After you have found Waldo at 8 stores, bring your cards into Vintage, and you will receive a Waldo button. (first 100 families). If you collect 16 of the possible 21 cards, you will be entered in a drawing for the grand prize of a set Waldo books along with some other great prizes, including a gift card from Spanky's.
We are really excited about this event, as are the other businesses participating. Be sure to keep an eye out for our "commercial" featuring Waldo, it will be available for viewing this week on our Facebook page.
FUN KIDS' BOOK
In the spirit of of Summer fun, here is a book that you and your family will enjoy.
"Oink-A-Doodle-Moo" by Jef Czekaj Harper Collins $16.99
Have you ever played the telephone game? You know, the one where someone whispers a phrase into someone else's ear and then he or she whispers it into the next person's ear and so on and so forth?
The whole object of the game is to see if the phrase is the same after it goes through several people. Now imagine that game being played by barnyard animals. These animals have a pretty limited vocabulary, the pig says oink, the cow says moo, etc. What starts off as an ordinary word in an ordinary game becomes a silly phrase and a silly game.
All I can say is, poor doggy who had to repeat the phrase. This is a great read aloud book, and the pictures remind me of the "singing horses" that I've seen online. .
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