• By April Mittelstaedt
  • Posted Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Walkertown Branch Library had a spectacular 2018 Summer Reading Program!

Walkertown Branch Library had a blast in 2019's Summer Reading Program thanks to enthusiastic and ongoing support from the Walkertown area community! Thank you to all those who attended, volunteered, or supported the library and its programming this summer.

It was a busy June and July with circulation and attendance both high. Nearly ______ people came to the library and borrowed over ______ fiction, non-fiction, and DVD items. Some items came from around the state thanks to NC Cardinal interlibrary loan. Free passes to Kaleideum and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art also proved extremely popular with people and families looking to beat the summer heat.

In addition to collecting summer reading logs, the library held a large variety of successful and well-attended summer programming. New programs, as well as old favorites, meant there was something for everyone from toddlers and children to teens and adults. In June and July, we hosted 55 programs for kids and teens under 18 with over 2.300 participants!

Some of the most popular programs included the Space Exploration Programs hosted by three JPL and NASA Solar System Ambassadors throughout the summer, with over 160 attendees across six programs, and a visit from the North Carolina Zoo on June 28 that had 100 attendees. Summer Reading concluded on July 26 with the always popular Balloon Lady (Donna Pruett). This proved to be the library’s best-attended event of the summer with an all-ages crowd of 140!

The Friends of the Walkertown Library sponsored all but one of the children and teen Summer Reading Programs.

Fun this summer

Jonathan Ward, a JPL and NASA Solar System Ambassador, talks about being weightless in space

Fun this summer

Mountain Marionettes brought fun new friends to do a show

Fun this summer

We looked at a planet through our "telescopes" in a program hosted by JPL and NASA Solar System Ambassador Annette Horsley

Fun this summer

NC Zoo brought some live animal friends for us to meet this summer

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