Summer readers ‘Beat the Heat’ at library event

By Derek Gean
Community editor

The Bruce C. Clarke  Library closed out their summer reading program with their annual Beat the Heat Celebration Saturday at the library.

The program lasted for six weeks. According to Lacie McMillin, library technician, 598 people singed up for the program with 421 patrons logging reading minutes. There was a total of 307,079 minutes logged with 229 summer readers reaching their goal and completing the program.

McMillin said despite a shorter duration, this year’s program was a success.

“We had almost as many participants as past years, which demonstrates how popular our program has been. Each event has had great attendance, our patrons are having fun, and the kids are leaving our library with smiles,” McMillin said.

This year’s program theme was “Read for the Win,” and was designed to help patrons be…     Read More...