The local library celebrated the end of the summer reading program by handing out certificates to the more than 80 children who participated this year.
More than 100 children and parents attended the August 17 celebration at Marian J. Mohr Library to mark the end of this year's "One World, Many Stories" summer reading program. The accompanying video shows scenes from the event, which included awards for all children who participated, raffles of gift baskets, and an ice cream party. Children's Librarian Meri Carney explains that the kids reported reading more than 1,500 books over the summer.
Students in grades 6 through 12 meet to discuss reading selections each month.
Braving the cold weather on Wednesday, Jan. 19, a group of students met at the Marian J. Mohr library for this month's Reader's Lair program. This time, the discussion was on James Dashner's The Maze Runner, a dystopian young adult novel that follows Thomas, a boy who finds himself in the Maze of the title. Library Director Jon Anderson explained during an interview that the program welcomes students in grades 6 through 12, and that it's been a fairly popular activity. "It's for all ages, kids are given a choice between a couple of different titles. We have a kick off at the beginning of the school year and sometimes have crowds of up to 90 people," said Anderson. Young Adult Librarian Tanya Paglia said that Reader's Lair is "a great way…