By Wyndi Veigel
Participants of the Summer Reading Program at Lois Nelson Public Library have had hero lessons all summer long and have finally been certified as superheroes.
The program was held from early June through July 31 and was attended by 54 children. More than 25 turned in their reading logs at the conclusion of the program July 31.
Each week, a story time with a craft was held on Wednesday and a Movie Night was held on Fridays.
The program was designed to keep kids reading and to raise awareness of what the library offers the community.
Guest readers for the club included Fire Chief Tom Harvey, Assistant Fire Chief Steve Deffibaugh, Police Chief James Waters, Rebecca McKinney, Suzanne Sarbofsky and staff members from The Princeton Herald.
“Everyone involved in this program thought it was a tremendous success,” Library Director Cathy Dunkel said. “Libraries are a very important part of communities and offer more than they ever have with regard to technology.”
The library did boast a high numbers of visits and books checked out during the reading club timeframe, showing that the special programs do impact the library patronage.
Over 336 children checked out books; there were 120 new members and there were 1,208 visitors to the library in June and July.
“ I look forward to next year’s program, and in the meantime, I look forward to seeing new members come in to catch up on their reading,” Dunkel added.
New ideas and techniques will be implemented for next year’s Summer Reading Club after input is sought for from the newly-formed library board.