Many thanks goes to all the families who donated so many treasures and new-looking books to the Summer Reading Program! I have been able to spend zero dollars on prizes and prize books for the children this summer because of the generosity of people in Haines. I also need to thank the 15 people who baked pizzas for the Summer Reading Program Kick-Off. One hundred thirty-four children signed up for the reading program that day, and I know the pizza helped bring them to the library. Last, heartfelt thanks goes to the Friends of the Library for being willing to use the Carol Waldo Fund to bring our famous author this spring, Sarah Mlynowski, and our Seattle magician, Jeff Evans, who started the reading program with a show on the magic of reading. I hope to keep seeing kids reading books all summer long at the library!

Holly Davis, Children’s Librarian, Haines Borough Public Library