Summer reading scoots along

Friday, June 22, 2012
Some of the kids from the June 13 program hold their four fingers up with Channel 4's Snowbird. (Submitted photo)

Summer Reading at Argie Cooper Library is underway and off to a great start. They've have had visits from Channel 4's Snowbird, the Red Dragon Martial Arts School and Mr. Richie the Science Guy.

As of this week, the children have read an impressive 2,394 books. The boy and girl who read the most books will be puting a pie in Children's Librarian Miss Jessica's face on the last day of summer reading.

Members of the Red Dragon Martial Arts School did demonstrations for the June 20 program. (Submitted photo)

So far, the girl who has read the most books is Falynne Blackwell. She has read 113 books, of which her favorite is the Amanda Pig series. The boy who has read the most is Brady O'Neal with 60 books.

This year more than 300 children signed up for the summer reading program in addition to the School Age Care Program, the Boys & Girls Club of Bedford County and Menza's Daycare. Each child receives prizes for the books he or she reads. Upcoming Wednesday summer reading events are listed below.

June 27

Wear your pajamas to the library and check out a performance by the South of Broadway Players at 10:30 a.m.

July 11

Join Magic Mr. Nick in the magic of reading at the Fly Arts Center at 10 a.m.

July 18

The Fly Arts Council's children's theater presents the Princess and the Pea at 10:30 a.m.

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