The News Courier in Athens, Alabama

Letters to the Editor

August 19, 2012

Letters to the Editor 8/19/12



Quentin D. Anderson Sr.


Summer Reading Program a success

Dear Editor:

The Summer Reading Program at Athens-Limestone Public Library has ended, and this year was a great success. Over 100 children and young adults registered for the program.

Throughout the months of June and July, children and teens participated in activities and events related to our theme: “Dream Big—READ!” In June, the Library hosted a skill toy kit from Flow Circus, and tweens and teens learned to juggle and perform with the toys.

In July, the Library had story times, craft days, and special events for teens and adults. Our end-of-summer program featured Dr. Magical Balloons. Dr. Magical Balloons told fascinating stories with balloon animal characters, and was enjoyed by patrons of all ages. The children had a wonderful time at our ending party, our special programs, and throughout the entire summer.

I would like to thank those who made the Summer Reading Program such a success at the library. Sonic Drive-In, Applebee’s, Cinemagic Theater, Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio, the Huntsville Stars, and Lake Winnie provided donations and support for the programs and activities at the Public Library. Also, I would like to thank the parents, grandparents, and other caregivers who brought their children to the programs and encouraged them to read during the summer.

A special thank you to Elkmont High School for loaning us books from its library so that students can complete their required summer assignments.  This summer, the borrowed books were checked out 337 times!

Again, thank you to all who helped make this summer at the Athens-Limestone Public Library such a success.


Kelli McLemore

Youth services librarian

Athens-Limestone Public Library


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