Bossard summer reading program comes to a close

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GALLIPOLIS — Bossard Memorial Library invited the community to participate in the Mark Wood Fun Show this weekend as they hosted their summer reading program finale at the Ariel Theatre in Gallipolis.

The “I dig reading” show was themed after this year’s wildly successful summer reading program which encouraged children to “dig” into their favorite books.

Each week throughout the summer, Bossard’s staff organized a summer reading program-themed event, which included stories, fun crafts, games and a host of other activities for children and their families, and, the approximately 100 children flocking to Bossard each week for these programs made this year’s program one of the most successful in recent years.

The “beneath the surface” teen summer reading program was also a success this year, according to Bossard staff members.

And, although the library’s weekly summer reading programs are at an end, children and teens still have time to participate in the reading program and to earn prizes for the books that they read. The actual program will not be concluded until August 31, and young readers should drop by the library at 7 Spruce Street in Gallipolis for more information.

According to library officials, this year’s summer reading programs were ended early in anticipation of upcoming construction on a new multipurpose room at Bossard. While plans are still under wraps, the room is expected to have plenty of extra space for events and presentations at the library, including next year’s summer reading program.

For more information on Bossard Memorial Library or any of their upcoming events, visit www.bossard.lib.oh.us or call (740) 446-READ (7323).

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