Great summer reading support |

Great summer reading support

Annie Sinton, children's services
Cricket Pylman, children's services
Lori Ann Barnes, town librarian

The Town of Vail Public Library’s 2008 Summer Reading Program has come to a close. The season was filled with many happy times with books and reading and other exciting things. We feel we met our goal to encourage children to read during the summer months by making it fun. We now wish to acknowledge the volunteers and merchants who helped us bring a wonderful and fun program to local children and tourists.

The Bookworm of Edwards is our area’s only bookstore. The Vail Library applauds this independent, community-minded business for its support of programs that encourage the young citizens of our valley to read year-round, including during the summer months. Thank you for your help both in promoting and with donations, Bookworm!

We also wish to thank The Vail Daily for publishing the public service announcements to which our patrons look for information about summer reading events.

The success of the program was due to a team effort and required many watchful eyes upon the children so they could relax and enjoy the events. Our volunteers included Kelsey Samuels, Kim Newton, Elsie Macsata, Lauren Kern, Elizabeth Davidson, Mallory Kaufman, Casey Pylman, and Kate Gray. A big thank you goes out to each of them for their caring about the children in our community.

We are fortunate to live in an area where the emphasis on literacy is important among families and they appreciate the children’s programs that encourage it.

Parents and care providers also contributed throughout the summer to the success of the Vail Public Library Summer Reading Program in many ways, large and small. Whether it was by donating a bake sale item or by helping a child to attend the programs, you know who you are and we thank you.

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