Sumiton Library program enjoys large number of participants
The Sumiton Library Reading Program had the highest registered student total in two years, according to library officials.
Sumiton librarian Susan Black says ;ibrary personnel are very pleased with how the program turned out this year with a total of 85 registered children for the program who represented six different area schools.
Black says the summer reading program has been serving children in Sumiton and surrounding cities for more than 15 years with the main focus for the program being to encourage children to read. Black gpes on to add that the library staff loves being able to provide this program for the children of the community as well as to give them other educational activities to occupy them during the summer.”
This summer's reading program included a visit from the McWane Science Center, during which children were able to see and interact with hands-on experiments, paint art work with local graphic designer Natalie Ballenger and sing and perform for Music Day. The program ended with Fun Water Day at the Sumiton City Park.
Black says the program would not have been able to reach the children that it has reached without the help of the community and volunteers throughout the summer and that the library would like to thank Mayor Petey Ellis and the city council members as well as others in the community who help sponsor the reading program.
For more information about the Sumiton Library or programs they offer, contact librarian Susan Black at 387-7451.