Summer ends with gifts for kids

As summer is almost at its close, so are the summer reading programs at Stettler Public Library. With Small Fries, Agent 009, The Teen Summer Spy Society, and Bedtime Stories, we enjoyed our summer thoroughly. The close of each program was a celebration had by all.

On Monday, the little ones at Small Fries were read to, and played different games. They were ultimately surprised by the appearance of two miniature horses. The mother horse and her 80-day-old colt were welcomed by the excited children and staff. We have John and Judy de Moss to thank for the excitement and fun of bringing in their cute and lovable animals.

Thursday was the last day for our Agent 009 program. We handed out the winners of the Deanna Ainsworth award, as well as top readers. The younger group read 1094 minutes altogether, and the older group read 13106 minutes. All children took home prizes like T-shirts, bags, and spy paraphernalia. Each group was surprised by piñatas that were stuffed with candy and toys. Unfortunately, our volunteer, Morgan, broke the broom beyond all repair while hitting the piñata. For this, he will never be welcome back in the library, or Stettler. Just kidding.

It has been a fun summer with all the summer reading programs. We thank all the kids and teens who participated and enjoyed the summer with us.

We remind those signed up for Game Over that it will begin Saturday, Aug. 29, at 8 p.m. and will continue to the next morning at 8 a.m. We will have fun playing games, enjoying pizza, and snacks throughout the evening.

Again, we thank all of our participants, volunteers and helpers who helped make this program possible. We wish you all the best in your last week of summer, and as you get back into your old routine of the fall.

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