Activities surrounding the theme "Dig Into Reading" allowed youngsters to take their literacy to a new depth with activities focused on construction sites, gardening, worms, ants, frogs, turtles, garden gnomes and root vegetables.
Other activities included building with Legos and crafts and stories surrounding Flag Day, Ice Cream Soda Day and National Hot Dog Day. Special guest readers and visitors brought the party to the library's new Kids Zone with each event.
Over 300 young readers took advantage of the program, with nearly 6,000 books read. McIver's Grant Children's Librarian Lara Freidhof reports 328 readers 'dug into reading' in the Kids Zone this summer, losing themselves in the stories and facts of 5,904 books.
"This summer has been the best ever in terms of program attendance for our summer reading program," said Freidhof. "The comments about the new building and the Kids Zone have been nothing but positive, so we are looking forward to many more wonderful summers."
On Wednesday, July 31, two lucky youngsters were treated to bicycles donated by Walmart as the grand finale to the program. Cooper Huddlestun and Jake Elliot were the winners. They were treated to gift cards allowing them to redeem their new bikes.