Story times, face painting, crafts and more were on the menu at the Prosper Community Library last Saturday morning as children and parents crowded in to participate. It was the grand finale for the summer reading program and children flocked in to pick up prizes they earned through reading.
Not everyone who was there had participated in the summer reading program. But close to 200 children came through the doors that morning and were warmly welcomed by Librarian Leslie Scott, who did a great job of getting children to the reading corners for guest readers or to participate in the craft stations spread around the library.
Assistant Police Chief Gary McHone was one of the guest readers, as well as Prosper residents Cap Perry, Trey Webb, Sharon Alderton and several others. In the back corner of the library was a cozy setup with a chair for the reader and rugs set around for children to gather close sitting on the floor.
On the opposite end of the library was the face painting station which was very popular among the youngsters.
Hulon Webb, Executive Director of Development and Community Services for the Town of Prosper, came with his son Trey, who was one of the volunteer readers. Webb said he thought it was a great turnout. “Leslie Scott, Chelsi Henry and Maurice Atkinson did a tremendous job and I was excited to see the enthusiasm on all the kid’s faces,” Webb said. “Also, seeing my son volunteer to read to others, made me a proud papa.”
If there are youngsters who’ve not been able to pick up reading prizes, prizes may also be picked up August 12 and August 14-19.