Summer Reading is over and we had a record number of children, teens and adults participate, but that’s not the story I want to tell. The real story is that we could not have done it without the donations we received from the community. Businesses donated prizes, individuals donated their time, and some cash donations paid for programs. Participants in this year’s reading program included: 918 children, 173 teens and 139 adults. Congratulations to all of the children who kept their reading skills active during the summer and are now getting ready to go back to school. The teens and adults already know the rewards of reading and they just enjoy coming to the library and winning all the great prizes! Oh, by the way, July is the busiest month of the year at the library; 13,724 people visited.
Please help us thank our sponsors by supporting their business and telling them you appreciate the help they gave the library this summer. They include: Union Savings Bank, Newtown Savings Bank, Costco, Roberto’s Restaurant, Monroe Diner, Linda’s Storytime, Big Y, Glenro Spirit Shop, Country Pizza, Peachwave, McDonald’s of Monroe, McGowan’s, Benedict’s Home & Garden, Bill’s Drive-In, Dunkin Donuts, Monroe Arts Council, Monroe Parks & Recreation, Jennie’s Pizzeria, Country Hearts, The Angry Pepper, Dairy Queen, Brewers, Brian Adams Salon, Joggen Your Noggin, Sal’s Family Pizza, Golden Nails & Spa, Soup Thyme, The Last Drop Cafe, Ace Hardware, ArtSmart, Athletic & Outdoor Sports, Susanna Wesley School, Beardsley Zoo, Monster Golf, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Danbury Westerners, Sports Center of CT, Applebee’s, Golf Quest, Hart’s Seeds, Quassy Amusement Park, New Britain Rock Cats, and last but not least, The Friends of the Library. You can never have enough Friends!