bookThe 2016 Summer Reading program “On Your Mark, Get Set, READ!” has ended at the Yoakum County Library in Plains. This year’s program was a tremendous success with over 7000 people participating in the various events that were offered.

Events presented this year included several book reading clubs, two coloring contests, and an ice cream party. Programs were presented by veterinarian Dr. Jim Ridenour, Michelle Cooper of Sandy Land UWCD, Science Spectrum, storyteller Eldrena Douma, Game Warden Aaron Sims, magician Harlin Rhoades, and musician Andy Mason.

Heinrich Neudorf and Noami Guerra won bicycles. Anna Harms, JoAnna McAdams, and Laura Mendias won Kindle Fires. In the Adult Summer Reading Program, Toni Jones and Jeannette Head won Kindle Fires. Various other prizes were won by others who had finished the program of reading 10 books on their reading levels.

The staff of the Yoakum County Library would like to thank the following sponsors: Yoakum County Connection, Yoakum County Federal Credit Union, Wasson Solid Waste Disposal System, Johnette Mansaur, Warren & Pam New, Mustang County, AIM Bank, Plains State Bank, Thriftway Foods, Lea County Electric Co-op, Xtreme Powder Coating, Inc., Denver City Meter Service, Dollar General, Ratliff Funeral Homes, Oxy USA, and Walsh Petroleum. These donors help make the Summer Reading program a great success.