Summer reading program begins at local library
By Cindy Jo Ayers
Over 100 children attended the summer reading program at the Gilchrist County Library in Trenton last week. The children enjoyed a program about animals given by the Santa Fe Zoo.
All the children enjoyed close encounters with several bird and reptile species. When the program ended, the students were treated to a cool pop and a new tee shirt which were bright green and imprinted with the summer library program’s theme “Read all about it.”
The library would like to especially thank Mr. Scott Guthrie and Drummond Community Bank for donating the tee-shirts.
Other programs are planned for each Thursday through July 9 from 11 a.m. to noon with the exception of July 1 which is a Wednesday.
At this time the schedule for the Summer FLIP Program at the Gilchrist County Public Library is:
June 18, Animals In The Refuge with Pam Darty, Refuge Ranger with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
June 25, The Tooth Fairy, with Delene and Christa from the Dixie County Public Heath Department.
July 1, (Wednesday) Clifford The Big Red Dog
July 9, Butterflies, Bees, Birds and Plants, with Leslie Vincino of the Soil and Water Conservation.
The programs could change due to scheduling.
The Summer FLIP Program is headed up this year by Alphine James, and she welcomes area children to attend the program.
Gabriel Faught, age 4, and Tarah Jacobs of the Santa Fe Zoo talk about feathers.
Gabriel was very excited about a parrot that the zoo staff brought over to the
Gilchrist County Libary’s children’s summer reading program last Thursday.
The Gilchrist County Summer Reading Program was well attended on Thursday with 115 children attending the first session. Some of those attending are shown with Scott Guthrie of Drummond Community Bank. The bank sponsored the bright green tee shirt each child is wearing. The coordinator said that Drummond Bank purchases the shirts for both the Gilchrist County children and the Dixie County children each year.