The Emmet O’Neal Library children’s department threw a party for its summer readers July 24, with pizza and a concert by children’s musician Roger Day and the Mosquito Burrito Band.
This summer’s “Dream Big” reading program featured reading incentives, book giveaways, visiting performers and programs, including puppet shows, live theater and animal exhibitions.
This year, the library also debuted XTreme Summer Reading, its online program for upper elementary students. The program featured weekly gift card giveaways and ended with a library lock-in and a grand prize drawing.
More than 2,400 students signed up for summer reading this year, including nearly 500 in XTreme Summer Reading.