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Library Reading Program a Success


The Dream Big-Read Summer Reading Program of the LaFayette Pilot Public Library came to a close on July 20, the last day to register books for awards.  The awards ceremony for children and teenagers took place Tuesday, July 24.

Between June 2 and July 20, a total of 47 children and teenagers reported reading a grand total of 1,732 books.  They won prizes of coupons from Taco Bell, Jack’s, Little Caesar’s, Papa John’s, and, for reading 100 books, a tee shirt.  They also got trips to the Treasure Chest.  Many children enjoyed the weekly programs at the library which included movies (during June), Flow Circus, Rick’s Critters, Traveling Theatre, Dynamite Magic Company, and the Auburn Raptors.  Children also had the opportunity to attend the Green Gables Stables event and the pool party in Valley.  Rachel Johnson, Youth Programming Assistant, would like to thank all the parents, grandparents, sponsors, and supporters for encouraging children to read this summer.

In the Adult Summer Reading Program, 20 adults signed up and read a grand total of 235 books during the same period, June 2 through July 20.  In the weekly drawings for gift certificates to local merchants, winners were Laura Landrum, Lynda Burton, Carol Stephens, Betty Jo Landrum, and Effie Williams.  Grand prize (dinner for two, two theater tickets, and a Ben and Jerry’s ice cream coupon) winner was Nina Rouse.  Fourteen people read more than 10 books each and received a goodie bag.  For each 5 books read, there was a trip to the Adult Treasure Chest.

On Thursday, August 16 and Friday, August 17, the library will give away school supplies to each child who checks out a library book or receives a new library card.  Supplies are limited, and they are on a first come-first served basis.

Parents and guardians with pre-school children are invited to join Ms. Rachel for StoryTime, beginning in September.  Opening day is Thursday, September 13, 2012, at 10:30 a.m. central time.  StoryTime is an hour-long program that features a story, a short movie, and a craft.  Also in September, the home school program “Innovative Brainiacs” will begin.  For questions about these programs, please contact the library at 334-864-0012 between the hours of twelve noon and five p.m. central time on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, or on Tuesdays and Thursdays between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

Monthly Lunch and Learn programs for adults will resume on Friday, September 28 at noon, with John Tidwell speaking on Native Americans of this area.  Other speakers engaged so far are Dennis Pinkard from Auburn, speaking on “Planting Natives in the Landscape,”; Sarah Corson from CIFAT; Horseshoe Bend National Park ranger Ove Jensen, speaking on the 199th anniversary of the Battle of Horseshoe Bend; and Professor Dale Coleman, AU History Department, speaking on the history of Auburn.