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Kiowa County Signal - Kiowa County, KS
  • Readers wind up summer reading in Greensburg

  • The Dream Big – READ Summer Reading program at the Kiowa County Library in Greensburg wrapped up with a party at the library on Monday, July 30.
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  • The Dream Big – READ Summer Reading program at the Kiowa County Library in Greensburg wrapped up with a party at the library on Monday, July 30.
    A total of 68 children, from 3-year-olds to fifth graders, completed a chart of 20 books to be eligible to attend the party. Preschoolers had books read to them and first to sixth-graders had to read all their books themselves.
    Entertainer Thad Beach, from Salina, played many instruments and wore many hats with his delightful program "The Dreaming Hat Farm."
    Thirty-one preschoolers had at least 20 library books read to them:
    Kendal Blanton – 20
    Sawyer Campbell – 20
    Adele Freeman – 23
    Alex Goossen – 37
    Jase Graber – 99
    Braden Graber – 99
    Sayre Hassiepen – 21
    Addison Higbie – 20
    Alaina Kost – 20
    Andy Kyle – 27
    Nathan Lehmann – 44
    Tyler Lehmann – 44
    Ava Little – 54
    Brooke Minyard – 20
    Michelle Noble – 20
    Cresten Pore – 29
    Macy Price – 20
    Blakelea Probst – 21
    Eli Ratzlaff – 41
    Kimberly Redecop – 22
    Keara Schaffer – 20
    Skylar Thronesbery – 20
    Mavrick Titus – 20
    Marie Tuttle – 20
    Laryn Unruh – 46
    Jamen Wadel – 30
    Jerric Webb – 20
    Cohan West – 47
    Andrew Yost – 23
    William Yost – 20
    Brielle Zimmerman – 43
    Eleven kindergartners were also eligible for the party:
    Hope Buckman – 20
    Atleigh Gumpenberger – 40
    Brock Hassiepen – 20
    Aidan Kost – 20
    Cody Lehmann – 44
    Marley Little – 54
    Bo Lorenz – 24
    Claire Stauth – 20
    Gwendlyn Unruh – 28
    Chelsi Wadel – 27
    Elise Yannayon – 22
    First graders who read at least 20 books were:
    Blythe Campbell – 20
    Heidi Goossen – 40
    Raygan Heft – 40
    Lucy Libby – 22
    Tyson Nace – 26
    Alexandra Redecop – 23
    Holly Unruh – 60
    Reese Unruh – 36
    Teghan Yost – 30
    Blaine Zimmerman – 54.
    Second graders:
    Logan Koehn – 79
    Caydan Pore – 21
    Connor Pore – 34
    Sharla Wadel – 49
    Third graders:
    Joni Goossen – 40
    Page 2 of 2 - Rosalee Libby – 22
    Bobbi Jo Lorenz – 33
    Ellery McMurry – 26
    Parker Stauth – 20
    Dylan Unruh – 20
    Ashley Wadel – 20
    Tonya Wadel – 42
    Fourth-sixth graders:
    Lizzy Lehmann – 26
    Kayla Goossen – 44
    Lani Nace – 35
    Brooke Wadel – 22
    Librarians Debby Allison and Cassie Blackburn were pleased to see so many children participate in Summer Reading this year.
    "After five years without a library in Greensburg, it was so nice to have Summer Reading again," said Allison. "We were thrilled to have these children reading and learning to love the library this summer. We hope to have more next year!"
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