By Nancy Green
The Star Herald
The Attala County Library’s Summer Reading Program ended on a magic note last week with a program in the Attala County Coliseum. Magician Robert Day of Jackson entertained the readers with a program of juggling, fire eating, scarf tricks, and other sleights of hand.
Three hundred fifteen youngsters were registered in the program with 138 turning in their reading logs making them eligible for a drawing for prizes. Nineteen were enrolled in the teen program with nine turning in reading logs.
Bicycles were won by cousins Jayla Fleming and Quatayevion Fleming. Other winners in drawings received frisbees, book bags and t-shirts. They were Angel Dunlop, Isabelle Juarez, Cooper McDaniel, Keondra Fair, Braxton Ray, Jordan Hughes, Breelyn Cain, Elizabeth McMullen, Bryan Burrell, Ellis Armond, and Ray Truss.
Theme was Dream Big Read! Those presenting programs throughout the summer were: Steven Tucker from the Department of Wildlife and Aquaculture at Mississippi State University; Storyteller Doris Jones of Madison; John Horn of Zoocation Animals based in Paducah, KY. Waterworks Day was held on July 3 with Kosciusko Fire Department personnel manning the hoses on the library parking lot.
Teen readers were treated to a program on scrapbooking by Monica Cockrell; art with Offie Oakes; a presentation by Mississippi State University athletes; a pizza party with Justin Newell winning a $50 gift card from Wal-Mart from a drawing of those turning in their reading logs.
Kosciusko Junior Auxiliary helped with funding and members assisted at various events.
Children’s Librarian Charla Grace was in charge of the events.