Children, ages 6 months to 18 years old, were able to “Be Creative” and “Express Yourself” during the 2009 summer reading program at the Payson Public Library. This year’s theme focused on art, music, drama and dance. More than 300 children participated in June with more than a third completing all four weeks of the required weekly reading.
We look forward to “Catching the Wave” next summer exploring oceans, sea creatures, and pirates.
The Payson Public Library would like to thank the following sponsors for making this year’s summer reading program possible: American Legion Auxiliary Unit 69, Moms Club of Payson, Kiwanis Club of Zane Grey Country, Helpers of Payson Elks, Trailwood West Homeowners Association, Democratic Women of Rim Country, Community Presbyterian Church, Baileys Chimney Cleaning and Pellet Stove Repair, Tanya Theis, Mary Jones, Judith Smith, Travis and Shannon Howard, Pat Kuzma, Ron and Margaret Goodell, Nina Kent, Margaret and Joseph Roche, Robert and Melissa Higginbotham, Theresa Morris, D. Lynne Wheeler, Thea Pickett, Marjorie Buland, Wilma Dalby, Alva and Jean Etz, Carol Dixon, Mary Lou Lopez-Miller, John and Charlotte Petrusha, Arizona Humanities Council, Arizona State Library Archives and Public Records, Gila County Library District, Library Friends of Payson, Payson Public Library staff and volunteers.
Thank you all for your support of the summer reading program.