The Lower Macungie Library reading program recently celebrated its finale with a visit from state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th as well as crafts and gifts for participants. ABOVE: Anna Llerea, of Lower Macungie Township, joins her daughters Daniella, left and Gabriella for a photo at the Lower Macungie Library summer reading program finale recently.
State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, reads the book, “Snails are Just My Speed!” by author and illustrator Kevin McCloskey, with participants in the library’s summer reading program during the finale celebration recently. Mackenzie donated the book to the library.
Johanna Castillo, youth services assistant and Lisa Underwood, youth services director, attend the summer reading program finale. The women organize programs for toddlers through grade 12.
Brothers Adam and Evan Busse, hold their finished ice cream cone crafts at the summer reading program finale.PRESS PHOTOS BY CARLA JONES
Coloring books and bookmarks featuring facts about Pennsylvania are gifts from the office of state Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th to summer reading program participants.
LOWER MACUNGIE LIBRARY
Library celebrates reading program
The Lower Macungie Library recently celebrated the finale of its summer reading program.
The summer reading program was held June 17 through Aug. 17 and the program theme was, “A Universe of Stories.”
A total of 496 children and 97 teens participated in the program.
Community-wide, 4,000 children were involved in the reading program.
As part of the finale celebration, State Rep. Ryan Mackenzie, R-134th, joined young readers to present participation certificates.
Library staffers Lisa Underwood and Johanna Castillo gave readers goodie bags filled with free kids meals coupons from Chipotle, Applebees and BJ’s Brewhouse restaurants. The bags also included a Lower Macungie Library pencil, bookmarks and “brag tags.”
Children also received coloring books and bookmarks focused on Pennsylvania.