By Ammie Ruddle
On Wednesdays during the summer, the Pendleton County Library plays host to a summer learning program. This year’s theme is “Oceans of Possibilities.”
“Some of the things we do is encourage children to read by introducing them to different books as well as doing crafts with them,” said Rebecca McConnell.
The library staff travels to Brandywine Bolton Pavilion and North Fork Elementary School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, respectively.
In addition to summer learning, Pendleton County Library staff encourage 100 books in 100 days. Patrons can get a form from the library to keep track of their books and log their reading time. Students can receive prizes along their journey of reading 100 books in 100 days.
“Students can see their faces and progress on the wall in the library,” said McConnell.
“The purpose of both programs is to encourage students and families to read, rather than use devices,” McConnell stated. “Reading is the best way for children to learn.”
Anyone interested in obtaining a library card, or participating in either the summer learning program, or 100 books in 100 days, or for more information on library activities, can call 304-358-7038 or go to the library on main street in Franklin.