Summer reading program features books, bubbles and much more


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@aimmediamidwest.com



During the Bubble Trouble program, volunteers in attendance were placed inside a giant bubble.


Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas shows the attendees one of his drawings.


The Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery brought several activities for those in attendance to try out during their program.


Two boys check out the turtles at the program put on by Nancy the Turtle Lady.


Jeff Boyer shows off some of the thing that can be done with bubbles during his presentation at the Pomeroy Library earlier this summer.


Attendees at the program by Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas try their hand at creating their own cartoon characters.


One young attendee at the program by Nancy the Turtle Lady comes face to face with a bearded dragon.


Snakes were also part of the program presented by Nancy the Turtle Lady.


Building and other activities were part of the program presented by the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery.


Two boys were placed in a bubble as part of the Bubble Trouble program.


Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas shows some of his drawings to those in attendance.


The turtle program allows for kids to touch the turtles and learn interesting facts about the animals.


MEIGS COUNTY — Bubbles, books, turtles and more could be seen during the annual summer reading program at the Meigs County Public Library.

The annual program took place from early June through late July with weekly programs, and a program ending pool party.

Library Children Services Supervisor Emily Sanders said that there were 248 kids registered for the program this summer.

The theme for the 2017 program was “Build a Better World.”

While attendance at the weekly events varies throughout the program, Sanders said that “Bubble Trouble” with Jeff Boyer was the best attended of the series.

Nancy the Turtle Lady is an ever popular program, which was divided into two sessions to allow for the kids to spend more time checking out the turtles, snakes, bearded dragons and other animals.

Other programs included the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery, Armstrong Air & Space Museum, Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas and Jenny Ridenour from the Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District. The final event was the annual pool party at London Pool in Syracuse.

While the weekly programs and the annual themes change each year, the program has been in place for many years.

Sanders estimated that the summer reading program may date back 30 years or more, and was previously organized by Norma Hawthorne for many years in the 1980s and 1990s.

In addition to reading incentives and weekly programs, the library was also a site for serving meals to children throughout the duration of the program. The meal sites coincided with the programs and story times held at each of the library branches.

While the summer reading program has concluded, the library has several upcoming programs for all ages, including the Newport Aquarium Stingray Cart visit at 2 p.m. on Aug. 3, and the solar eclipse viewing and presentation on Aug. 21.

During the Bubble Trouble program, volunteers in attendance were placed inside a giant bubble.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-1.jpgDuring the Bubble Trouble program, volunteers in attendance were placed inside a giant bubble.

Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas shows the attendees one of his drawings.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-2.jpgCartoonist Jeff Nicholas shows the attendees one of his drawings.

The Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery brought several activities for those in attendance to try out during their program.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-3.jpgThe Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery brought several activities for those in attendance to try out during their program.

Two boys check out the turtles at the program put on by Nancy the Turtle Lady.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-4.jpgTwo boys check out the turtles at the program put on by Nancy the Turtle Lady.

Jeff Boyer shows off some of the thing that can be done with bubbles during his presentation at the Pomeroy Library earlier this summer.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-5.jpgJeff Boyer shows off some of the thing that can be done with bubbles during his presentation at the Pomeroy Library earlier this summer.

Attendees at the program by Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas try their hand at creating their own cartoon characters.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-6.jpgAttendees at the program by Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas try their hand at creating their own cartoon characters.

One young attendee at the program by Nancy the Turtle Lady comes face to face with a bearded dragon.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-7.jpgOne young attendee at the program by Nancy the Turtle Lady comes face to face with a bearded dragon.

Snakes were also part of the program presented by Nancy the Turtle Lady.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-8.jpgSnakes were also part of the program presented by Nancy the Turtle Lady.

Building and other activities were part of the program presented by the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-9.jpgBuilding and other activities were part of the program presented by the Ohio Valley Museum of Discovery.

Two boys were placed in a bubble as part of the Bubble Trouble program.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-10.jpgTwo boys were placed in a bubble as part of the Bubble Trouble program.

Cartoonist Jeff Nicholas shows some of his drawings to those in attendance.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-11.jpgCartoonist Jeff Nicholas shows some of his drawings to those in attendance.

The turtle program allows for kids to touch the turtles and learn interesting facts about the animals.
http://mydailysentinel.aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/14/2017/07/web1_7.30-C1-12.jpgThe turtle program allows for kids to touch the turtles and learn interesting facts about the animals.

By Sarah Hawley

shawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Sarah Hawley is the Managing Editor of The Daily Sentinel. She can be reached at shawley@aimmediamidwest.com.

Sarah Hawley is the Managing Editor of The Daily Sentinel. She can be reached at shawley@aimmediamidwest.com.