Library presents Summer Reading Program awards

The Sweet Home Public Library presented its awards for the Summer Reading Program, “Dig Into Reading,” on July 31.

The Summer Reading Program signed up 308 children for the program and a free temporary library card.

Participating in the Summer Reading Program helps encourage children to keep their reading skills up during the summer, so that when they go back to school they don’t lose any ground, library staff said in a statement. They expressed appreciation for all the families who participated.

There were many exciting programs and activities, and many very enthusiastic children. The librarians urge them to keep on reading.

The following are the winners:

n Tots: Little Tikes Handle Hauler – Annabelle Goodwin; Tranquil Turtle Sleep Machine – Hudson Ogden; Tuffie Trucks and books – Morgan Lalonde.

n Preschool: Little Tikes Digger Sandbox – Raylynn Meyers; Twilight Night Light Stars Moon Lamp – Velvet Smith; Mole stuffed animal and book – Harley Reynolds.

n Juniors: Uncle Milton’s Large Ant Farm – Kelli Ogden; Geodes Kit – Savannah Hutchins; National Geographic Dinosaur Kit – Cason Meyers; Dig Magazine Subscription – Emily Terhune; Prairie Dog stuffed animal and book – Dameon Melvin.