Piggott Library Wraps Up Successful Summer Reading Effort

Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A concert on the square by Brian and Terri, the Kinders, kicked-off this year's summer reading program at the Piggott Public Library.

The Piggott Public Library ended another successful Summer Reading Program "Fizz, Boom, READ" in late June, enjoying record attendance. This year's program ended on Wednesday, June 25 with the magic of Tommy Terrific as he entertained over 150 children and adults.

"We are amazed with the response to our Summer Program this year," noted Gay Johnson, Piggott Library Director. "We averaged around 100 children and adults each week, with over 2000 books read--what an excellent way to stress the importance of reading. In fact, each year just seems to get bigger and better!"

Johnson noted the success of the Summer Reading Program could not be realized without the help and support of many in the community.

"The Piggott Library would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped make this summer a great success," Johnson noted. "We want to offer a thank you to our special guests who each week brought an entertaining and educational way of stressing the importance of reading."

This year the program was shared between the Piggott and Rector libraries, and featured a variety of entertainers including, Brian and Terri Kinder, Stevens' Puppets, Natural History Education Company of the Midsouth and Tommy Terrific.

"We'd also like to offer a big thank you to the volunteers for their time and effort," Johnson added. "Including Bette Mills, Ellen Meadows, Annette Dutka and Shawna Stone. I also want to offer a thank you to the local businesses who gave generously to support our program.

The local supporters included Piggott State Bank, Casey's Store, Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, Gregory Insurance, Sugar Creek Kids, The Piggott Diner, Aerial Bouquets, Cox Lumber Company, McElvoy Floor Service, Piggott Taxidermy, Delicakes and More, Holland Motorcycle and ATV, Jones Furniture, Fred Ort Insurance, Hunton Office Supply, Stephen E. White, Kevin's Tractor Repair, Feather Your Nest, Hardee's, Clay County Extension Office, Sonic, Dollar General and Country Mart.

"And, thank you to the library staff for their hard work and support of this program," she surmised.

The staff of the Piggott Library also commended all those readers who made the effort to attend, and to keep reading skills active through the summer.

"The library would like to encourage these young readers to continue keeping these reading skills active, and to encourage families to make visiting the library together a regular activity," Johnson surmised. "Read to and with your child, you'll both be better for it!"

Those wanting more information on the programs and services available through the Piggott Public Library may call them at 870 598-3666.

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