Summer Reading Program at Success at Rector Library

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Bob Walls of Stevens' Puppets presents a special program to children during the Rector Public Library's summer reading program

The Rector Public Library celebrated another successful summer reading program with a dedicated group of young readers and even younger listeners.

"We're very happy with the response our summer reading program had this year," library director Deana Mills said. "Over 2,500 books were read! We want to thank all the parents and grandparents for bringing the children every week. Special thanks to the Rector Preschool ladies for walking the children to the library every day and to Kennett Wal-Mart for donating bakery cookies that were served at our last program."

In addition to wonderful worlds of imagination explored by the young visitors through reading, several special guests made each week of the program a memorable event. The library wishes to thank special guests Brian and Terry Kinder, Stevens' Puppets, the Natural History Education Company of the Midsouth and Tommy Terrific.

"Our special guests were wonderful and the children enjoyed their visits a great deal," Mills said. "We thank them for being a part of our program and all they do."

The true success of the program lies with the efforts of the young readers. Several children read more than 100 books during the program. Carly Rodden was the program's Super Reader, completing an impressive 226 books. Isabella Mosley, Levi Jukkola, Samual Shipley, Hayley Nanny, Liam Jukkola and Leah Jukkola also read over 100 books each during the program. Additional readers who took part in the summer program are Libby Green, Carter Hill, Jackson Hill, Sophie Hill, Brittney Shelton, Caden Stanley, Brett Stucks, Harmony Stow, Ryan Shelton, Gabe Mosley, Jillian Osborn, Ashton Scott, Emma Taylor, Jacob Mooneyhan, Avery Fowler, Matt Manchester, Ciera Rients, Maddie Taylor, Kaley Isom, Holly Dowdy, Kaelyn Burns, Jaxon Burns, Patrick Lucius, Danyelle Terry, Macy Ward, Hannah Householder, Montana Stow, Brett Fair, Drew Henderson, Walter Collier, Abigail Schuerman and Abigail Collier.

Younger listeners who took part in the program included Angie Banks, Johnathan Leon, Gracy Stow, Riley Stanley, Kory Beck, Anniston Scott, Rylee Wilborn, Levi Shelton, Peyton Fowler, Wiljah Fowler, Jessica Shelton, Isabella Boyd, Devin Burns, Anna Isom, Xander Galyean, Chloe McCurry and Aaron Causbie.

The library would like to encourage these young participants and others to continue their efforts in reading throughout the rest of the year, welcoming them to return to the library any time during regular hours of operation.

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