By Lane Gwinn
The Times 

Weller Public Library update for summer


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Students from the Waitsburg schools came by on Thursday, June 1, to pick up their Summer Reading Program backpacks.

WAITSBURG-Weller Public Library began its Summer Reading Program on June 1, 2023, offering every K-12 student in the Waitsburg school district a summer reading kit. Students received a nylon drawstring backpack, a Bingo Summer Reading Activity sheet, a pencil, a booklight for reading, a journal notebook, and a quilt-square coloring page.

When students participating in the Reading Bingo activity complete a line across, up, down, diagonal, or a blackout they will receive a free book and be entered for prize drawings.

The library received several grants supporting this year's Summer Reading Program in purchasing new books and supplies. The Yancey P. Winans Community Grant provided $4,000 for books and programs, and Lisa Libraries donated 328 new K-12 books. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) gave the library $2,500.00 to purchase new non-fiction books for children and young adults.

The library purchased five Science Backpacks, now available to check out. The backpacks include Geology Explorer, Woodlands Kit, Pond Explorer, Insect Explorer, and Backyard Explorer, and they provide everything needed to get outside and explore.

Thanks to the Winans grant, a new Singer sewing machine and sewing supplies are available to be checked out by library patrons. Library patrons can now pick up a sewing Take & Make Kit and borrow the lending sewing machine.

The Weller Public Library staff thanks the Waitsburg residents for their continued support for this valuable community resource and asset.


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