Summer program instills reading habit in Mexia kids

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While Gibbs Memorial Librarian Shein Dee Pullman looks on at left, library volunteer Lynn Drake presents Diego Garcia with a certificate of participation for being in the library’s Summer Reading Program and also a book bag for achieving his reading goals. Mexia News photo/Roxanne McKnight

By Roxanne McKnight
Staff Writer

If a habit takes 21 days to establish, then some Mexia children now have a reading habit after completing Gibbs Memorial Library’s Summer Reading Program.

With students out of school and parents looking for activities for their children to do, the program was the logical choice for many families.

The goal of the four-week program, which ran July 2-30, was for children ages 3-7 to read 100 books and children 8 and older to complete 12 hours of reading.

An awards ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 7, was the grand finale for the program. Those who reached their goal were presented with a complimentary book bag. Those who did not reach the goal still received a certificate of participation.

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