More than 70 children took part in the Merrick Public Library’s summer reading program, and we would like to thank everyone who participated, and everyone who helped make it possible. Thank you to the Friends of the Library for sponsoring our raffle prizes and smoothie party, and the Brookfield Cultural Council for sponsoring our two presentations, What a Scientist Looks Like and Einstein’s Favorite Fairy Tales. Thank you to the following for donating raffle prizes: Klem’s; Smokestack Lightning, Inc.; Southwick Zoo; McDonalds; and the Big E. Thank you to Polar Beverages for donating 80 bottles of diet cola, and CVS for donating $25 toward the purchase of Mentos, for our explosive experiment. And a special thank you to the Union 61 Coordinated Family & Community Grant in collaboration with Scholastic Literacy Partnership for helping provide a free book for each summer reading participant. They have been a strong community partner for the past 6 years, and they provide books to families to create home libraries and encourage reading to your child every day.