Piggott Library Summer Reading Program a Success

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Brian and Terri Kinder perform on the square in Piggott June 29, in the finale' of the Summer Reading Program hosted by the Piggott Public Library.(TD photo/Tim Blair)

The 2016 Summer Reading Program at the Piggott Public Library was a great success. This year the theme for the series was "Get Ready, Get Set...READ." The four week program proved to be a big hit, and ended June 29, with a concert on the court square featuring Brian and Terri Kinder sponsored by Piggott State Bank.

"We averaged around 100 children plus adults each week, with over 2,000 books read," noted library director, Gay Johnson. "We are amazed each year at the response to, and support of, our program."

Johnson noted the Summer Reading Program could not be realized without the help and support of many in the community. "The Piggott Public Library would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who helped to make this summer a success. We also offer a sincere thank-you to our special guests who each week brought an entertaining and educational way of stressing the importance of reading," she noted. "This year the program featured a variety of performers including, Tommy Terrific, Piggott Pool Lifeguards, Clay County Extension Office, Piggott Mohawk Cheerleaders, Scott Davis and Brian and Terri Kinder. We would also like to offer a big thank you to our volunteers Bette Mills, Kay Newton, Katy Foster, Ellen Meadows and Duane Dutka for volunteering their time and effort," Johnson added. "And, thanks to Heather Seegraves and Chris Roberts for the loan of the Mohawk sports items."

Johnson also offered a special thank you to the local businesses who gave so generously to support the program this year.

"For this year the local supporters included Piggott State Bank, Holcomb's Pharmacy, Fred Ort Insurance, Apex Glass, Hunton Office Supply, First National Bank, Casey's, Hardee's, Stephen E. White DDS, McElvoy Floor Service, The Inn at Piggott, Farm Bureau Insurance and Jones Furniture," she added.

Johnson also offered her thanks to the kids who participated, making the effort possible. "The Piggott Library commends all the readers who made the effort to attend and to keep their reading skill active throughout the summer." she surmised. "And a big thank you to the Library staff for their hard work and support of this program."

Johnson and the Piggott Library offered their encouragement to the young readers to continue reading and to urge families to make visiting the library together a regular activity. "Read to, and with, your child--you'll both be better for it," she concluded.

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

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