(Lanora Joslin)
Summer reading began at the Gladys Ritchie Library Wednesday, June 5. Participants made bookworms out of clothespins and one to eat out of green grapes. Twenty-nine children, ages 3 to 12, were in attendance and all left excited with armloads of books and anxious to win the prizes, ready to set their reading goals for the summer. Ms. Baugh told them about skateboards, Legos, high-powered water guns and much, much more. In addition to these prizes, Kindle -Fires will be the grand prizes in the drawing for the 7-12 year-old group, the teens, and the adults. There will be a bicycle in the drawing for the 3-6 year-olds. Once the youths have completed 10 books, they will receive a ticket for their respective grand prizes. The adult and teen group read on their own from a criteria list which can be picked up at the check-out desk at the library. After completing each category book in their brochure, they will receive a ticket for their group grand prize drawing for the Kindle-Fire. It's an exciting time and the library is so happy to have been donated the money for such nice grand prizes for reading. Everyone needs to go to the library and sign up for their respective age group in order to be in the drawing June 26. In addition to the regular summer reading, movies will be shown on Friday afternoons at 2 p.m. for school-age children. The movie for Friday, June 7, will be Rise of the Guardians and the movie for June 14 will be Brave. Also, Big Brothers, Big Sisters is starting a program called TrueSpark for middle school students. It will be each Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the library. There will be a prize for attending 8 out of 10 of the movies. For more info concerning this program call 940-567-2112 and ask for Christine, Brittany, or Leslie.