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Monday, July 26, 2010

On the Hop

Just a week into The Summer Reading Challenge and Frog and Maudie are already inundated with calls (always from the same two libraries) asking: "the children have finished the Summer Reading Game, what do we do now?" The professionalism of both shines through and they give better answers than I would have.

Perhaps the most spectacular challengers frequent Pottersbury Road Library. Hedi was ringing up with the question last Monday afternoon. No mean feat given that the game started on the Saturday, the library was open for three hours on the Saturday afternoon and she was ringing an hour after re-opening on the Monday. We're still trying to work out how the children would have registered for the game, gone away and read two books, come back and got their first set of goodies, read another two books and come back for the second and then read the final two books and come back for their winners' certificates in the time available.

Maudie, as ever, is a model of economy in response to daft questions.

"What happens when we run out of goodies to give to the children?"

"You won't have any left."


Happy Frog and I said...

I hope the final line was delivered with dead pan delivery. It is in my head, so I guess that will have to do!

zmkc said...

Rorting among the under tens, what are we coming to?

Pat said...

Is 'rorting' a typo? New to me. I'm not being smart.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Happy Frog & You: oh yes. Very deadpan!

zmkc: shocking, isn't it?

Pat: I had to look it up, too.

zmkc said...

Sorry Pat - it's a very useful, but, I now realise, Australian, word.

Kevin Musgrove said...

zmkc: we'll be using it, don't you worry!