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County library summer program was huge success
by Library Lines by Claudine Janota
Jul 29, 2014 | 297 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print
The Goliad County Library’s “Fizz, Boom, Read!” summer reading and activities program has come to an end!

The six-week program was filled with lots of reading, great presenters, fun science experiments and educational programs. We have many individuals and businesses to thank for making this program the best ever.

We would first like to thank the Astron Club for its generous donation to the Goliad County Library. The donation allowed the library to hire additional staff during our busy summer months of programs and Monday matinees. Because of the donation, the library was able to provide the highest level of customer service to our smallest patrons.

We had an amazing group of junior volunteers – Trevor Stauss, Wesley Stauss, Jaydin Jones, Carly Shockley, Elizabeth Cantu, Jericho Jackson, Jeremiah Jackson, Kadin Pinson, Jalyn Garcia and Cecilia Schoener – assisting with the program this year. These remarkable young adults arrived early, stayed late, assisted performers, conducted science experiments and even held snakes!

These kids were great role models for the children that participated in the program.

We would also like to thank Tammy Zellner with the Goliad State Park for a wonderful, educational and fun presentation about caterpillars and butterflies. Zellner volunteers her time and creativity year after year and the children always look forward to her program.

We also want to thank GVEC for its program about static electricity and the many ways we use electricity. Thanks to Patricia Huber, Goliad Elementary School Principal, for advertising the reading program on the marquee at the elementary campus.

Many local businesses donated coupons for free merchandise such as burgers, ice cream, cookies and slushes, which were given to the children participating in the reading program. Thanks to Whataburger, Subway, Stripes, Dairy Queen, and the Tote for the great incentives.

Thanks to a terrific staff – Debbie Sandoval, Lorinda Rangel, Travis Taylor and Verna Hutchinson. Teamwork pays off.

We would also like to thank the parents of the children that participated in our summer program for taking the time to get your little one to the library.

“Libraries allow children to ask questions about the world and find the answers. And the wonderful thing is that once a child learns to use a library, the doors to learning are always open.” –Laura Bush

Our last Monday matinee for the summer will be July 28. We will be showing “The Nut Job” from 2 to 3:30 p.m. with free popcorn and juice provided.

For information, call 645-2291 or come by 320 S. Commercial St.
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