Read On! End of Summer Reading

July 25, 2022

Understandably, the tumult of COVID, construction, and relocating to the Graham Building has meant we’re seeing fewer of our community members than we did in 2019. (We have missed you!) We’re not back to normal, of course, but we’ve been able to bring back storytime and summer reading activities. 

One of the joys of being a one room library while our building is under construction has been sharing space with our community while you use the Library and attend storytimes and activities. The library has been far too quiet since we had to close for the pandemic in early 2020! It’s heartwarming to hear and see children and adults enjoying our library again! 

Hearing caregivers read to their kids, helping adults and teens learn how to use our printer/copier, and watching families interact during storytimes and events has been so wonderful this summer! While the Youth Services staff and Administrative Librarian are ready for a break, I think we’re all a little sad to see Summer coming to an end.  

This is our last week of our Summer Reading Program before we take a break from programming in August. If you haven’t turned in your completed bingo sheet, you have until Thursday July 28th to do so. For kids, every “bingo” earns a free book; for adults, every “bingo” earns an entry into our smaller prize drawings. For kids AND adults, a “blackout” earns an entry into our grand prize drawing of a private movie showing for up to 20 people at the Allred. 

This week, we’ll have our normal storytime Wednesday at 10:30 am. We’ll also host our annual Summer Reading Ending Celebration (inside) on Thursday from 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Because we’re in a small space and everything will be inside, our Ending Celebration will be smaller than in previous years. That won’t make it any less fun though!