‘Libraries Rock’ at Jefferson public library

This year’s summer reading program “Libraries Rock” at the Jefferson public library was all about things that rock…animals, science, music, art, books, and of course, rocks.

During the months of June and July, children watched movies, learned about animals with a job, painted with their feet, and made junkyard instruments, an African thumb piano, wind chimes, and bell sticks. They investigated motion, magnetic slime, and rock candy. They attended fun-filled interactive programs by Dennis Porter and Will Stuck and completed a BINGO card filled with reading activities to earn their prizes.

Having fun “rockin’ out”

Each child who finished the program read at least 400 minutes and received a book bag filled with pizza and ice cream certificates, a pass to the Blank Park Zoo, a paperback book, a reading certificate, and a T-shirt.

Children read a grand total of 43,730 minutes.

Rylee Danielson was the winner of a gift card to by a new bicycle

Coraline Powers read the most minutes – 1,620 – and won a prize and certificate. Other prizes were awarded for minutes read, special drawings, and Look and Find activities. The grand prize winner, Rylee Danielson, was awarded a certificate and gift card to purchase a brand new bicycle.

Sponsors for the Jefferson public library summer reading program are Blank Park Zoo, Breadeaux Pizza, Dairy Queen, Fareway, Greene County board of supervisors, Home State Bank, Hy-Vee, Peoples Bank, Wells Fargo Bank, and Friends of the Jefferson Public Library.

“Thanks to the generosity of these community sponsors and the support of many volunteers, “Readers Rocked!” at the Jefferson public library this summer,” a library spokesperson said.

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