Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy 25th Birthday to the Julia Ing Learning Center!

Happy 25th birthday to the Julia Ing Learning Center! For the last 25 years you have been a place where children can imagine, be inspired and discover the joy of reading. Thank you for being a space where children feel comfortable and welcome. Here's to many many more amazing years!

 Every birthday deserves a party, even one for a library. We were able to invite not only the Ing Family to join us, but one of our first grade classes was able to join us for cake and ice cream.
I shared the book Happy Birthday, Cupcake! by Terry Border and Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the World by Roseanne Thong with the class. 
After thinking about what we the library should wish for and hearing what Mrs. Ing wished for the library, we headed to the back tables to enjoy some ice cream and cake.
"Happy Birthday" was joyously sung by everyone.
The cake and ice cream were delicious!
To celebrate the big birthday, many classes created posters, letters, pictures, books, cards and videos to thank the Ing family for making our amazing space possible. This is just a small sampling of what the created.
By The Super Kids
By The Travelers
By Na Makali'i
By The Dazzlers
By The Chili Beans
By The Dragonflies
By The Explorers
By Na Hoku
By The Dolphins

We had great time celebrating the library's birthday! Everyone who visited the library this week is leaving with one of these fabulous birthday bookmarks. 
Happy Birthday Julia Ing Learning Center!

1 comment:

  1. The library must be very close to everyone’s heart, hence such a wonderful gesture. The school I work at celebrates its anniversary every year, inviting all students and their parents. The students and teachers work together on food and decorations. Even this year’s anniversary party will be next month at the event space Atlanta.