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Letter from Chesterfield Township Library, Youth Services

Holly Kirsten, head of youth services for Chesterfield Township Library, writes about the summer reading program.

Summer reading has come to an end once again, and I would like to thank the businesses, service organizations, and individuals who made it a success.

Summer reading ran from June 8 to Aug. 31 this year, and during that time we had record numbers of children, teens, and adults visit the library to attend programs and check out books. Many also participated in our summer reading clubs and received great prizes provided by local businesses. 

Our goal has been to provide this community with the best possible summer reading program. This includes free, high-quality activities close to home, and at no cost to taxpayers. Such a goal would have never been possible without the generous donations of money, goods and services, and most importantly, volunteer time.

A sincere thank you goes out to the Friends of Chesterfield Library, Anchor Bay Rotary, Macomb County Rotary Foundation, Anchor Bay Community Foundation, Kohl’s, Target, Great Skate, Premier Lanes, The Rink, Bob Evans, Texas Road House, Coldstone Creamery, McDonalds, Jets Pizza, Arby’s, 7-Eleven, Wendy’s, White Castle, and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, as well as volunteers Cyndi Gagleard, Dorothy Murmyluk, Emily Woods, Madison Bauman, Rayven Stewart, Chad Gehrke, and Kennedy Phillips.

Planning is already underway for summer reading 2013, and we look forward to continuing these great partnerships that bring the community together.

 

Holly Kirsten

Head of Youth Services

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