The Logan Area Public Library celebrated the end of their 2015 Summer Reading Program, “Every Hero Has a Story,” with a pizza party and inflatables.
This year’s program was a huge success, with an average of 28 children attending each week. The children learned that heroes come in all shapes and sizes: such as animal heroes; heroes in our community: police men and women, fire fighters, doctors, nurses, teachers, and parents; heroes in art; and super heroes that we read about and watch in the movies.
Special guests included: Jenny, a rescue dog, and her owner, Joey Kennedy; Stacy Richardson-Bond with Youth Services at Cabell County Public Library; and Debra Spradling, local artist and art instructor.
Each child was awarded a certificate for participation. In addition, many were recognized for their dedication to reading with awards such as reading the most books and perfect attendance.
Jacob Smith won first place by reading 109 books; Rebekah Mahone won second place by reading 40 books; and Will Spry and Harrison Shanklin tied for third place by reading 33 books each.
Twelve children had perfect attendance: Kaylee Sheppard, Kandice Sheppard, Braxton Moses, Emmalyn Viars, Lucas Maynard, Addyson Porter, Jacob smith, Will Spry, Xander McCoy, Shiloh Marcum, Zoe Viars, and Perrin Viars.
The Library staff is so proud of all the children who attended our Summer Reading Program and dedicating their time to reading throughout the summer.
The library would like to thank their sponsors for this year’s program, the Pyles and Turner Foundation Inc. and the Logan County Board of Education, as well as all the volunteers who helped to make this such a success for the children in our community.