LAMAR - More than 40 children and over 450 books.
That's what happened at the Porter Township Community Library's summer program this year.
It's actually the 15th year that June Strouse has organized and directed the program, with a lot of help from volunteers, guest readers and area businesses.
KSCD Superintendent Kelly Hastings took a break from her busy schedule to read stories to the children about fireflies.
Each week the children had the pleasure of hearing two guest readers with stories and activities. The readers included Keystone Central Superintendent Kelly Hastings, Germaine Weaver, Roberta Muthler, Connie Peters, Movias Young, Sue Dotterer, Jaime Strunk, Rikki Nevins, Tracey Heller, Barb Baker and Strouse. The majority of the readers are local teachers, some of them retired.
There were also crafts, games and snacks, the favorite being an outdoor day with water games. Everyone got wet.
Even since the program ended, many of the children continue to visit the library and check out books for the rest of the summer.
Volunteers were Pat Strunk, Jane Dent, Dee Miller, Bonnie Vonada, Jean Belford, Barb Baker, John Belford and Jeff Donoughe.
Donations came from Trican Well Services, Barnes & Noble, Flying J., McDonald's, Dairy Queen, Ingram's Market and Lowes.
The Porter Township Community Library was open on Tuesdays from 9 to 11 a.m. and 5 to 7 p.m.