According to Dawn Morgan, Chariton Library Program Coordinator, participation in the summer reading programs/activities has been fantastic. The following is Morgan’s summary for the months of June and July. For the month of August, Morgan hints that the library has something new and fun to do up their sleeves so keep your eyes open.

Friday Story Time has seen several new faces this summer, including some younger listeners, so the library to launch two story time options this fall to accommodate the age variations. Total Story Time attendance for June and July was 154.

Summer Solstice Camp was a new program the library offered in June and was a two-hour camp for three days in a row. In the morning they had PreK-2nd grade students and in the afternoon 3rd-5th grade students. “We had a total of 32 participants on each day, and we look forward to other seasonal camp” programs in the future,” Morgan said.

The Summer Reading Program’s theme for this year is “A Universe of Stories,” which included the following:

The Children’s Reading Program. The goal is to have children reading three hours per week. For every three hours they read over the summer, children could bring their alien reading log in for a choice of prizes donated from Chariton sponsors. As of July 30, the library is already out of several prizes.

Read the August 6, 2019 edition of the Chariton Leader for the rest of the story.

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