This year's "Go Bananas at Your Library" Summer Program for kids was a great success. Nearly 400 children registered for the Reading Challenge, and 62 of those kids read 100 or more books. Attendances at programs and story times were at a seven-year high. Credit can be shared by the many volunteer youth who showed up to help our activities run smoothly. These volunteers assisted in registering children for the reading challenge, planning and setting up special programs, co-hosting story times and helping out on Thursday afternoons with art projects. Special recognition is given to (pictured L-R) Angie, Julia and Shaye, who had a grand time setting up for the Harry Potter party. Other loyal volunteers included Marissa, Hailey, and Summer. Thanks again, for all your help. And congratulations to all the kids who joined us. Many children expressed interest in an afterschool arts & crafts session this fall. Look for details of this and other fun events in future blogs.