Jaffrey Public Library wraps up summer reading program

  •  Gina, Ryder and Adalyn Beauregard sit on the library lawn listening to stories by Simon Brooks. —STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  •  Simon Brooks gives gifts of books of all genres to the audience.  STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  • Abigal and Madalyn Devory sit with their mother, Kristen Devory, and their grandmother, Magda Baranowski.  —STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  • Masons Charity Lodge No. 18 members Peter Noddin, Earl Cole and Dave Sroka and Library Director Julie Perrin. COURTESY PHOTO

  •  Ed, Oisin and Evelyn Grueter watch as Simon Brooks reads stories. —STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  •  Ellis Dinsmore of Rindge enjoys being in the sun.  —STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  •  Cousins Arthur Ringer and Ellis Dismore enjoy the program. STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  •  Attendees gather for the finale of the summer reading program. STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  • The grand prize table. —STAFF PHOTO BY ORIANA CAMARA

  • The Community Builders Award, presented to Jaffrey Public Library by the Masons of Charity Lodge No. 18. COURTESY PHOTO

  • Jacob Evans is excited to learn that he won a bike from Charity Lodge No 18. Jacob and Eloise Handy won the bikes. —COURTESY PHOTO

  • Jacob Evans and Eloise Handy won bikes from Charity Lodge No 18.  —COURTESY PHOTO

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript
Published: 8/4/2023 11:11:08 AM

To celebrate the finale of Jaffrey Public Library’s summer reading program, Simon Brooks led an interactive storytelling presentation. Audience members of all ages sat on the library’s front lawn, enjoying the early August sun with their friends and families. 

“The librarians work so hard here and take the time to get to know us,” Colleen Ringer of Jaffrey said.

Both of Ringer’s children and her niece partook in the reading program, which was organized by bingo cards with library challenges, raffle tickets and weekly prize drawings. Participants could also choose to place their tickets in the grand prize drawings, which were on display all summer long. 

“It has been a very busy summer with excitingly high levels of engagement,” Library Director Julie Perrin said. “We are happy to be back to in-person programming.”

The Masons of Charity Lodge No. 18 awarded Jaffrey Public Library the Community Builders Award for “outstanding service to the community” and “significant efforts towards making our community a better place in which to live.”

“This was such a surprise and a true honor for the library," Perrin stated.

A grant from Children's Literacy Foundation (CLiF) supported the program.

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