Youth Services Librarian Kendra Mullison looks on as library trustee Maggie Newman signs up for the 2017 Family Summer Reading Program.
Beekeeper Chuck Lewis demonstrates safe handling and bee behavior to rapt summer reading participants. The library staff is always appreciative to volunteers like Chuck who willingly take time to present our kids' programs.
Mission Mountain Audubon member and library trustee Allen Bone (another valued volunteer) presented bird lore and activities to an enthusiastic roomful of kids and caregivers in June. Colorful and imaginative kids' artwork was inspired by the day's program.
An ice cream social took place on Prize Drawing Day. The library staff was ready with scoops, edible bowls, and plenty of toppings for all!
Family Summer Reading Program participants filled the large meeting room to hear "Miss Kendra" discuss NASA facts and upcoming events inspired by an exciting NASA grant she wrote. The grant was awarded to the library in the spring of 2017!
The annual library BUG RACE is a big hit with kids of all ages. Many thanks to the members of Polson Kiwanis for judging the winners -- and to all the summer readers who collected their speediest bugs and took part!
The Grand Finale of the Family Summer Reading Program was a ride on Polson's amphibious Happy Hippo. Anyone who finished all eight levels of reading was eligible for a wet and exhilarating ride. Thank you, Bob Ricketts of Three Dog Down!