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Library 2021 Summer Reading Program Ends With a Celebration


August 19, 2021

Margaret Steinfurth

Families celebrated the end of Martinsburg Community Library's summer reading program. At the table on the left is the Ritchey family with their mother Chelsey (left) who is holding Bradley. Weston and Hannah sit beside them. At the table on the right, the Lloyd family sits with their mother Laura (left). At the front of the table is Lauren, who is accompanied by her brothers (from right) Nevin, Rowan, Aaron, and Cavan.

This year's Friends of the Martinsburg Community summer reading program, entitled Tales and Tails, began on June 14, 2021, and ended on Aug. 13, 2021. A total of 51 children in preschool through eighth grade registered for the program, and 33 of the children completed the program, reading for a total of 21,218 minutes. Two-hundred-forty-five distinct books were read by the participants. A weekly craft and story hour was held at the library.

Additionally, the readers enjoyed a special program, related to the animal theme, provided by Matty Giuliano, author of "My Name is Musky." Matty, a r...

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