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Library Summer Reading program earns record attendance

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Jake Elliot poses with McIver's Grant Children's Librarian Lara Freidhof after winning a drawing for a new bicycle at the conclusion of the library's Summer Reading Program. The bikes were donated by Walmart.
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McIver's Grant Public Library's Summer Reading program, 'Dig Into Reading', brought record attendance for the library's first summer in its new building. Over 300 young readers took advantage of the program, with nearly 6,000 books read. The program ended with a drawing for two lucky readers to win bicycles. Cooper Huddlestun was one fortunate winner. He was treated to a gift card allowing him to redeem his new bike at Walmart.
McIver's Grant Public Library wrapped up its Summer Reading program on Tuesday, July 30, ending a season filled with all things underground with a drawing for two lucky readers.

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.



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