Libraries kick off summer reading program

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 29 June 2016 at 12:00 am

Photos by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Victoria Ramos-Perez, 4, of Albion gets ready to throw a ball at the target on the dunk tank. She was able to knock Kirsten Struble into the water. Kirsten’s mother, Nicole Struble, is the children’s librarian at the Hoag Library in Albion.

Hoag kicked off its summer reading challenge today with games and snacks for children. The reading challenge actually starts next week and runs from July 6 to Aug. 13.

Zeke Yohe, 9, of Albion helps his sister Maggie, 1, down an inflatable slide as part of today’s summer reading kick off.

Betty Sue Miller, the library director, watches children having fun outside the library this afternoon.

Charity Garrow, a Hoag Library employee, makes snow cones for children. The treats were popular, drawing a long line of kids.

These friends, Kearston Brennan, left, and Lily Brigham, are happy after getting a snow cone. The two girls, both 7, are from Albion.

Hoag will have several games for children to play in different age groups during the summer, including Plinko (ages 3-9), Tic Tac Toe (ages 10-12), and a punch card for teens and adults.

Hoag will award prizes for participants in the program, including an Amazon Kindle and gift cards for Amazon and the The Book Shoppe in Medina.

Other local libraries also start the reading challenge next week.