Library thanks United Charities

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Summer Reading Program came to an end last week, and we had a wonderful time with all of the children and parents that attended.  Each year this program would not be possible without the generous grant we received from Ohio Valley United Charities Inc. Each year they provide funding which we use to purchase supplies and prizes for the Summer Reading Program.  This program is designed to keep children reading throughout the summer when school is not in session.  Children receive rewards for reading each week and the Library fills the calendar with literacy based programming and crafts during June and July.  We recognize how generous donations are in these tough economic times, and want to express our gratitude to Ohio Valley United Charities Inc., and their donors.

 We would also like to thank the Carroll County School System for allowing us to use the Sam P. Simpson Auditorium at Carroll County Middle School.  It was a great venue to host juggler and ventriloquist Mike Hemmelgarn.  Our business community also provided us with coupons to pass out to each child that completed the Summer Reading Program.   The Library would also like to thank VF Factory Outlet for donating a $50 Gift Card, General Butler State Park for donating gift certificates for a free stay of your choice and 2 free buffets, and Wal-Mart for donating $50 in gift cards.  The following restaurants donated food coupons for the gift bags: Taco Bell, Hometown Pizza, Kentucky Fried Chicken, Waffle House, Subway and Snappy Tomato Pizza.  It is so much fun to watch the children look through their gift bags and pull out their prizes and coupons.  Just as a reminder, if reading logs were turned in, there is a gift bag waiting for you.  Please come see Ms. Leslie.

 All of the parents and caregivers deserve a pat on the back for committing to bring their children in each week and for all of the programming.  This is a huge commitment throughout the summer, but we hope you find it rewarding.  We love to watch parents and caregivers enjoy the programming as much as their children. 

If you have not taken advantage of the Summer Reading Program before, please give it a try next year.  We have a lot of fun with the kids, adults, animals, and other creatures that come and visit the library each summer.  You never know who you might see at the library.

Hillary Arney is director of Carroll County Public Library and resides in Carrollton.