Jeffersonville Branch Library held its annual Summer Reading Program Celebration at the Jeffersonville United Methodist Church on Thursday, July 30.
Awards, certificates, prizes and pizza were given to all those in attendance. Special thanks to Hannah Wilburn and Juanita McKenzie for volunteering to help during the party.
The library was the place to be during the summer with “Spotlight on Community Hero” programs, featuring teachers, master gardeners, humane agents, extension agents, nurses, a deaf community interpreter, a Fayette Soil and Water Naturalist Educator, a fire chief and the sheriff, as well as crafts, bingo, story hour and super hero camp.
Gracie Truman won the prize for reading the most books in the preschool division with a whopping 312 books read while the second place winner, Gabriella Webb, read 202 books over the summer. Each girl was given an “Every Hero Has a Story” backpack filled with goodies.
Kathy Irvine won two passes to see the Tecumseh Drama, Susan Miller and Matthew Webb each won a large pizza donated by Pizza Hut; Anne Kleinhenz-Ott, Teddy Carroll and Isabella Smith each won two tickets to Chakeres Theatres, Jeslin Ruth won a cake to be fashioned by Cakes By Anne, Conner Tranner won four view-level tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game, Madison Picklesimer won two passes to Newport Aquarium and many chose two gifts from the four amazing tables of prizes. There was a tie in the adult division for the most books read. Juanita McKenzie and Lisa Smith both read 23 books over the course of the summer. Each was given an “Every Hero Has A Story” tote bag filled with some prizes.
This year the program was such a success due in large part to a huge variety of community sponsors and supporters which include: Barbara Garringer, Cakes By Anne, Chakeres Movie Theatres, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns, Cline Hardware, Dairy Queen, Detty’s Market, Don and Marty’s Pizza, Fayette County Humane Society, Vernon Stanforth and the Fayette County Sheriff’s Office, Brigitte Hisey of the Fayette Soil and Water Conservation District, Jeffersonville Festival Association, Aaron Hauer and Devon Jenkins of the Jeffersonville Fire Department, the Jeffersonville Community Pool, Jeffersonville United Methodist Church, Jennifer Pitstick, Jenny Benedetti, Jeri Park, Kathy Irvine, Kentucky Fried Chicken, LeElla Lanes, Magic Mountain, Martha McMurray, Mary Havens, McDonald’s Restaurants of Fayette County, Kroger, Ohio Renaissance Festival, Ohio State Fair, ODNR, Pat Brinkman and Sarah Sowell of the Fayette Co. OSU Extension Office, Newport Aquarium, Linda Hamilton and Paint Creek Quilting, Stacey Wilt and Patchwork Gardens, Pizza Hut, Robin’s Nest, Roller Haven, Security National Bank, Siobann Stoughton, Subway on Elm Street in Washington C.H., Susan Drumm, “Tecumseh” Drama, Village Marathon, Waffle House, Washington C.H. Walmart and Wendy’s.
“Without these wonderful people we could not have had such a great summer reading program,” said Bonnie Rinehart, Jeffersonville Library’s children specialist.
The adults that finished the Jeffersonville Branch Library 2015 Summer Reading Program were: Lisa Bailey, Christine Barker, Roberta Bobbitt, Rachel Bolen, Dawn Crawford, Laura Darsey, Julianne Heckert, Kathy Irvine, Amy Beth Johnson, Pat Lewis , Mildred Landenburg, Rachel Lucas, Jean Madden, Jessica Madden, Juanita McKenzie, Susan Miller, Gloria Mossbarger, Kenny Mossbarger, Anne Kleinhenz-Ott, Casey Ott, Meredith Picklesimer, Lisa Smith and Linda Turner .
The children that finished the summer reading program were as follows: Jaden Allen, Jordyn Allen, Carson Anders, Milo Anderson, Otis Anderson, Abbi Bolen, Cameron Bolen, Aaron Brown, Brianna Burchett, Sarah Burchett, Jonah Butz, Reece Carner, Zane Carner, Dustin Carpenter, Logan Carpenter, Lane Coe, Ruth Coe, Dalton Copas, Samantha Cox, Sierra Crawford, Nevaeh Cunningham, Dannielynn Docter, Amelia Dragonic, Alexus Ely, Kendra Ely, Paisley Evans, Brittany Fraysier, David Max Gray, William Helsel, Natalie James, Chris Jones, Kenedi LeBeau, Landon LeBeau, Holly Lewis, Lilly Lewis, Michael Lewis, Cloe Louderback, Nate Louderback, Mallory Lovett, Mason Lovett, Ted Madden, Austin Marrs, Calvin Miller, Devin Miller, Hunter Minney, Jesse Minney, Kaleb Mitchell, Skyler Mitchell, Rosie Morris, Logan Payton, Molly Payton, Taylor Payton, Madison Picklesimer, Marcus Picklesimer, Drew Pontious, Tonya Reigelsberger, Kyler Rhoads, Ashtin Ruth, Austin Ruth, Jeslin Ruth, Kylee Seitz, Angelina Shoults, Gabriel Shoults, Isabella Smith, Landon Smith, Kyah Stickel, Lilliah Stickel, Blake Thomas, Abby Tranner, Conner Tranner, Andrew Trout, Audrey Trout, Gracie Truman, Maddox Wallace, Emily Warner, Jacob Warner, Logan Warner, Elizabeth Webb, Gabriella Webb, Matthew Webb, Austin Wilson, Kaytlyn Young and Madison Young.