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RPL wraps up summer reading program

After another summer of fun and learning, the Russellville Public Library summer reading program finished with a splash, celebrating with awards and a pool party at the Russellville City Pool Aug. 5.

Each child received one entry into a prize drawing for registering for the program and another for each event they attended throughout the summer. Ella Gilbert, Alex Marcelo, Sam Hall, Garret Porter, Kera Johnson, Arlee Roberts, Brilynn Green, Kendra Oliver and AJ Guynn won grand prizes, which included choices like Squishmellows, a Bluetooth speaker, books, shark towel, pencil box, cinema sign and water twister.

Library director Joshlyn Bowen said a lot of thought went into planning the performers and events for the summer program, which had the theme “Oceans Alive” and was fully sponsored by Pilgrim’s.

“For me, it’s so much more than refreshments and entertainment,” said Bowen. “It’s more about every child witnessing the gifts displayed by each performer. From the beauty found within face painting, the talent and discipline displayed by a ventriloquist and the magic that’s brought to life by a magician and more, I wanted the children to not only be entertained but also inspired.”

“I’m very pleased with the ongoing support of the community and look forward to more events here at the library,” added Bowen, who is in her first year as library director.

For more information, visit the Russellville Public Library Facebook page, email ruslib110@yahoo.com or call 256-332-1535. The library is located at 110 Lawrence Street E., and it is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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