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Library summer reading kick off

Photos by ROBIN HART

With popular Disney movie tunes playing from large speakers set up in the parking lot, the Boyle County Public Library held a summer reading program kick-off party Monday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This free event was held to encourage young readers to sign-up for the reading program and keep track of all of the books they read this summer. Turning in reading logs earns participants prizes. Pizza and popsicles were served, inflatables for bouncing were set up and faces were painted. The bookmobile was also open for youngsters to tour, and check out a book if they wanted to.

A line forms with children and adults who wanted to participate in the library’s summer reading program.

Bibi Wittig sits with Blaise Wittig as he eats a slice of free pizza.

From left, new friends Acacia Wittig, 4, and Lily Baker, 3, slurp on their popsicles.

At left, Sophia Bryant, 6, tries to read what her sister Lily, right, wrote on her registration form.

At left, Sophia Bryant, 6, watches her sister Lily register for the reading program.

Sawyer Duvall, 7, watches as his mom Brittaney Duvall finishes registering him for the summer reading program.

During the free kick-off summer reading party, dozens of adults and children enjoy the inflatables and food.

During the library’s summer reading program kick-off party on Monday, Ezra Smock, 6, picks out a book to read.